A nominal variable has no intrinsic ordering to its categories. For example, gender is a categorical variable having two categories (male and female) with no intrinsic ordering to the categories.

## What type of variable is age and gender?

The basics

Examples of **quantitative characteristics** are age, BMI, creatinine, and time from birth to death. Examples of qualitative characteristics are gender, race, genotype and vital status. Qualitative variables are also called categorical variables.

## Is gender a discrete or continuous variable?

Variable Reference Table : Few Examples

Variable | Variable Type | Variable Scale |
---|---|---|

Gender | Discrete |
Categorical |

Gender as Binary 1/0 Coding | Discrete | Categorical |

True/False | Discrete | Categorical |

Phone Number | Discrete | Nominal |

## Is gender an interval variable?

For example, gender is a **nominal variable** that can take responses male/female, which are the categories the nominal variable is divided into.

## What are the 2 types of data?

We’ll talk about data in lots of places in the Knowledge Base, but here I just want to make a fundamental distinction between two types of data: **qualitative and quantitative**. The way we typically define them, we call data ‘quantitative’ if it is in numerical form and ‘qualitative’ if it is not.

## What are 3 examples of qualitative data?

The **hair colors of players on a football team**, the color of cars in a parking lot, the letter grades of students in a classroom, the types of coins in a jar, and the shape of candies in a variety pack are all examples of qualitative data so long as a particular number is not assigned to any of these descriptions.

## What are the 5 types of variables?

**There are six common variable types:**

- DEPENDENT VARIABLES.
- INDEPENDENT VARIABLES.
- INTERVENING VARIABLES.
- MODERATOR VARIABLES.
- CONTROL VARIABLES.
- EXTRANEOUS VARIABLES.

## What are the 3 types of variables?

These changing quantities are called variables. A variable is any factor, trait, or condition that can exist in differing amounts or types. An experiment usually has three kinds of variables: **independent, dependent, and controlled**.

## What are examples of discrete and continuous variables?

Difference between Discrete and Continuous Variable

Discrete Variable | Continuous Variable |
---|---|

Examples: Number of planets around the Sun Number of students in a class | Examples: Number of stars in the space Height or weight of the students in a particular class |

## Is profit a discrete or continuous variable?

The number of each type of job completed by a company each month, the number of employees required for work each day or the profit a business makes each month are all examples of discrete data.

## What are the 4 types of variables?

Four Types of Variables

You can see there are four different types of measurement scales (**nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio**). Each of the four scales, respectively, typically provides more information about the variables being measured than those preceding it.