# Diff b/w metric and measurement?

#### Olga

• Nov 10th, 2006

Metric is a type of measurement. Measurement can be metric (example: metre, kilometre/hour, kilogramme, litre e.t.) and non-metric (example: inch, miles/hour, pint, pound e.t.)

#### Sivaraam Duraisamy

• Dec 11th, 2006

A metric is a derived (calculated or composite) unit of measurement that cannot be directlyobserved, but is created by combining or relating two or more measures. A metric normalizes data so that comparison is possible.

Measurement is one which quanitfies an activity or characteristic of an object.

Example: One person produced 20 pieces is a measurement. That person worked 8 hours is a measurement.That employee produced 20 pieces in 8 hours is a metric.

• Dec 18th, 2006

Hi,

The above comment is good.

Software metric is a well-defined measurement of a software system or a software process.

Regards

#### Daniel

• Jan 4th, 2007

Can put it in this way...

Metrics are collection of Measurements......

#### vijjijjub

• Jan 31st, 2007

Yes. All the above given definitions looks gud.Let us speak in QA terminology. I have delivered (2KLOC of Code) in (45Person Days) with (100% Review Effectiveness) and (100% Test Coverage).The complete sentence above is a METRIC. All the sub sections mentioned in brackets are MEASEUREMENTs.

Hope this gives better picture.

#### Suresh

• Mar 5th, 2007

Metric is two dimensional (Ex: Distance covered per hour)
Measurement is a single dimension (Ex: Distance covered)

Suresh

#### SureshBV Profile Answers by SureshBV

• Mar 5th, 2007

The simplified answer is…… Metric is two dimensional (Ex: Distance covered per hour)
Measurement is a single dimension (Ex: Distance covered)

Suresh

#### kurtz182 Profile Answers by kurtz182 Questions by kurtz182

• Dec 18th, 2009

A measurement is the act of comparing something to a standard in order to ascertain a particular characteristic about that thing.

A metric is the degree to which something possesses a particular attribute

A metric is the result of a measurement.

EXAMPLE:

Saying that there were 20 defects over a test cycle would be a metric.

20 defects / test cycle

The act of obtaining this information would be its measurement.