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Binary VS Dichotomous variable.
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posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 12:36 pm
Sawasdee krub (Hi), I am a Ph.D. candidate from Bangkok Thailand. Now, I am confusing with binary and dichotomous variable. Is it the same or different? Anyone can explain to me?
If my data is coded as 1 and 2, is my data binary or dichotomous? Thanks.
Bengt O. Muthen
posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 2:45 pm
Binary and dichotomous is the same, meaning two categories for a categorical variable. Statisticians tend to say binary and psychometricians dichotomous.
posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 5:15 am
Thank you very much.
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