Is Quality measurable?

„Measuring and measure, weighing and weight are terms that we encounter every day. Living together today is no longer conceivable without measurements. Yes, even the existence of humanity is impossible without measurements and without considering the results of the measurement.
The development of suitable measuring methods is also based on the increasingly important field of quality assurance and quality development, which develops criteria for the high quality of products whose achievement or failure is determined by means of appropriate control measurements. Here as well, certain measured values ​​are usually specified which must be achieved if a product is to meet the specified requirements. The area of ​​quality assurance first of all relates to the production of goods, which on the one hand aims to prevent excessive rejects, while on the other hand certain measured values ​​may not be exceeded or fallen short of in order to achieve certain – presumably sales-increasing – certificates. From the production of goods, the principle of quality assurance and certification has then considerably expanded, including the ‚quality‘ ‚z. Social services, state and commercial institutions
to be ’secured‘ by the development of appropriate measuring methods.

In this way, for example, the performance of entire schools or the creditworthiness of business enterprises is measured, as in the so-called Rating happens. And, in principle, the same measurement methods are also used to assess the creditworthiness of countries by rating agencies or the performance of national education systems, as determined by the PISA studies. In this way we would have arrived at the level of the major political governance processes that are essential to the collection and interpretation of measurement results: gross national product, national export surpluses, net new indebtedness, economic growth, etc. (ie all key figures describing performance and trends) of economies) are based on measurements that are evaluated and used to shape the economic, financial and budgetary policies of a state: also the assessment of education and cultural budgets, social benefits, health insurance contributions, the determination of upper and lower income limits for the classification of taxpayers, tax credits, etc. are variations of metering, up to the pan-European control systems of the ‚European bailout‘, the ‚European stability mechanism‘, etc., by which the European Union oversees It has a toolkit to deprive national governments of their political leeway and, instead, the policies of their member states.

Quality and Quantity The numerical values ​​determined by counting and measuring represent size data, ie. H. they denote the size or quantity
of something: The amount of all counted in a room people has the size of 25 people; The air temperature or heat measured in the same room is 200 Celsius. If we determine the size or quantity of something by numbers, then this leads us to the question: what is size or what is quantity?

„Quality is first the determinateness identical with being, such that something ceases to be what it is when it loses its quality. On the other hand, quantity is that which is external to the being, and indifferent to the same. So z. For example, if a house is what it is, it may be larger or smaller, and red may remain red, it may be lighter or darker. “ „When … size is said to be its concept of being augmented or diminished, it is stated that size (or rather quantity) – in distinction from quality – is such a destiny whose change the particular thing is indifferent „. „If we understand … under limit the quantitative limit and z. If, for example, an acre changes its boundary, it remains arable as before. If, on the other hand, its qualitative limit is changed, this is its definiteness, whereby it is field, and it becomes meadow, forest, and so on. – A red that is more intense or weaker is always red; but when it changed its quality, it ceased to be red, it would be blue, and so forth. – The determination of quantity as quantum, … that a being is the basis for what remains, which gives the same definiteness as it has on every other example “

Bullet Points:

• quantity (Unity, multiplicity and omnipresence)
• Quality (Reality, negation and limitation)
• Relation (Substantiality, Causality and Interaction)•
• modality (Possibility, reality and necessity)