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 Teerasak Jindabot posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 6:36 am
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 - 8:45 am
Binary and dichotomous is the same, meaning two categories for a categorical variable. Statisticians tend to say binary and psychometricians dichotomous.
 Teerasak Jindabot posted on Thursday, September 07, 2006 - 11:15 pm
Thank you very much.
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