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1

Ordinal Scale Variable

values that can be put in order, but numbers assigned to something non-numeric
Ex. Stage of cancer

2

What is a nominal variable with two mutually exclusive categories?

Dichotomous variable-groups things or people into categories.
ex: gender, sick or well

3

What is an interval-scale variable?

Evenly spaced units, but on a scale that has no zero point
Ex. Dates

4

What is ratio scale variable?

evenly spaced units on a scale that has a zero point
Ex. Height, weight, or duration of illness.

5

What two variable scales are considered qualitative?

Nominal
Ordinal variables

6

What two scale variables are considered quantitative or continuous?

Interval and
Ratio scale variables