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People in different categories differ from each
other, but it is not meaningful to place categories
in order or to rank one above the other
in Doing the Survey (VII) – Ordinal
Variables where there is an order between
different It is not possible to quantify the exact
difference between categories.
difference Are attitudinal and have a time dimension. One is ranked higher than the other. Ordinal Example 1.
3. How often do you go to the movies?
The researcher can rank the frequency of
visits, but not in exact numerical terms.
visits, Doing the Survey (VIII) –
Categorical Variables Categories must be mutually exclusive and
Mutually exclusive: Each selection must be
distinct and no respondent should be able to select
more than one category (ex: Catholic and
Exhaustive: Must cover the range of variation in
the variable (Put as many as possible). Doing the Survey (IX) –
Numbers are used to represent each unit of
the variable and the numbers carry
mathematical Two levels of numerical variables: Interval
and Ratio Doing the Survey (X) – Interval
Not common. Specify both rank and order Variables specify the distance between
numeric categories, but not the absolute
magnitude (No absolute zero).
magnitude Fahrenheit scale: Categ...
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