Suggested answer to exercise: Variables from the 2005 M.Sc. Questionnaire, 3

Question 3: What kind of variable is ‘taking medication’?

Suggested answer

People are divided into several different groups. This is a qualitative, categorical, or nominal variable.

There are only two categories. Such data are also known as binary, attribute, or dichotomous.

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