Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning From Data (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321755944
ISBN 13: 978-0-32175-594-0

Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - Different Types of Data - Practicing the Basics - Page 28: 2.1


(a)Categorical variable is a variable of which each observation belongs to one of a set of categories. Quantitative variable is a variable of which observations on it take numerical values that represent different magnitudes of the variables. (b)Example of categorical variable: the gender (male or female) , race, nationality etc. Example of quantitative variable: age, number of smartphones, monthly salaries etc.
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