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detomaso
26 November 2019
What are the types of variable?

What are the types of variable?

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Jason Jiang
20 February 2020

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

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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...

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Carol Leung
26 November 2019

You are welcome detomaso :)

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detomaso
26 November 2019

It is very clear. Great. Thanks Carol!

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Carol Leung
26 November 2019

Because various statistics are required for each type of variables.

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detomaso
26 November 2019

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

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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).

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