A A A
Manual Event (Session ID,DateTime,Event) = vqdg1s9731v0m385cml0jk658a 20220523193600 /communities/what-are-the-types-of-variable/

What are the types of variable?

Share:
Whtasapp
Topic Discussions

Hello! I’m Dr. MEL. Nice to meet you! I’m absolutely excited that we are going to start this beautiful learning journey together and I’m sure you will find it fruitful and fulfilling. Feel free to share your thoughts here!

Recent Activity Discussions

Got questions? Simply post them and let’s discuss! 

Discussion thread: General
detomaso
26 November 2019
What are the types of variable?

What are the types of variable?

Reply
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Jason Jiang
20 February 2020

Categorical and continuous Variables
Categorical variables can be further categorized as either nominal, ordinal or dichotomous.

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Hobbs
10 February 2020

The types of variable are also affected by how you ask the questions and gather the answers... so it is important to think ahead what types of analyses you want to do and so set the questions clearly...

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Carol Leung
26 November 2019

You are welcome detomaso :)

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
detomaso
26 November 2019

It is very clear. Great. Thanks Carol!

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Carol Leung
26 November 2019

Because various statistics are required for each type of variables.

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
detomaso
26 November 2019

Why it is important to know the types of variable? Thx

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Carol Leung
26 November 2019

Hi Detomaso, see following:

• nominal variable, which is also known as categorical variable (e.g. gender: male/female)
• ordinal variable (rankings: 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
• interval variable, which is also known as continuous variable (e.g. age in years, or scores on an item of a scale).

Replies
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Latest Posts
More posts
Hi there. I hope to find an assessment tool to evaluate the severity of a person’s substance abuse and provides a comprehensive overview of a person’s addiction-related issues. Do you have any recommendations?
Hi there. I hope to find an assessment tool to evaluate the severity of a person’s substance abuse and provides a comprehensive overview of a person’s addiction-related issues. Do you have any rec ...
Judy
12 May 2022
3Replies,0Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Hey. When I need to decide who will be involved in the evaluation team, who should I take into consideration?
Hey. When I need to decide who will be involved in the evaluation team, who should I take into consideration?
Judy
12 May 2022
3Replies,0Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
It is said that a treatment evaluation should also include activities evaluations. Would you please kindly give me a clue about it?
It is said that a treatment evaluation should also include activities evaluations. Would you please kindly give me a clue about it?
Anton CHOW
12 May 2022
3Replies,0Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Hi, friend! Following my previous question, regarding step 1 “Engage people affected by the program and/or evaluation”, could you please give me more information about what does it mean?
Hi, friend! Following my previous question, regarding step 1 "Engage people affected by the program and/or evaluation", could you please give me more information about what does it mean?
Anton CHOW
12 May 2022
3Replies,0Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Featured Posts
Hi, I realized that it seems the concept “outcome” is different from the term “output”. Taking the grandparent training project as an example, what is the “outcome’ referable?
Hi, I realized that it seems the concept "outcome" is different from the term "output". Taking the grandparent training project as an example, what is the “outcome’ referable?
CouldYip
26 August 2021
7Replies,9Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
I have designed a large-scale survey about the life satisfaction of low-income families in Hong Kong. Is it appropriate to use the electronic survey through mobile phones?
I have designed a large-scale survey about the life satisfaction of low-income families in Hong Kong. Is it appropriate to use the electronic survey through mobile phones?
Realistic
20 August 2021
3Replies,9Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Questions about program evaluation and impact assessment (PE & IA)?
Dear MEL participants, Hello everyone! We are going to meet Prof. Aron Shlonsky this week (17&18 Oct). Do you have any problems or issues in program evaluation and impact assessment? Pleas ...
meladmin
15 October 2019
0Replies,31Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp
Question about the programme evaluation
Can someone recommend me a basic guide book for programme evaluation? We are an NGO in mainland China and providing services for young drug abusers in rural China. We learnt about your pro ...
Jessica
9 October 2019
4Replies,31Months ago
Like
Share
Whtasapp