Types of Variables

Published: June 14th, 2013

Category: Activity 5: Videos, Dr. Cantrell's Lectures

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Part A (4:35)

  • Examples of Variables
  • Definition and Examples of Categorical and Quantitative Variables

Part B (3:23)

  • Definitions and Examples of Sub-Classifications
    • Categorical into Nominal or Ordinal
    • Quantitative into Discrete or Continuous

Part C (5:28)

  • A quick but complete review of the examples and definitions in Parts A and B 
  • An optional discussion on Time to Event data (survival data).
  • An example dataset from a heart attack study.  Its variables are classified as Categorical or Quantitative as additional practice.

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