Gender can be a continuous variable, not just a categorical one: Comment on Hyde, Bigler, Joel, Tate, and van Anders (2019)

## Is gender a discrete or continuous variable?

Variable Reference Table : Few Examples

Variable | Variable Type | Variable Scale |
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Gender | Discrete |
Categorical |

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

True/False | Discrete | Categorical |

Phone Number | Discrete | Nominal |

## 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 examples of discrete and continuous variables?

Difference between Discrete and Continuous Variable

Discrete Variable | Continuous Variable |
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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 |

## What are 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**.

## Is grade a continuous variable?

Ordinal (ordered) variables, e.g., grade levels, income levels, school grades. … Continuous variables grouped into small number of categories, e.g., income grouped into subsets, blood pressure levels (normal, high-normal etc)

## Is gender an independent variable?

Note that in this context, gender is considered to be a **quasi-independent variable** because we cannot actually manipulate gender. Nevertheless, the t-test can be applied to examine differences between men and women on various dependent variables.

## Is age continuous or discrete?

Age is measured in units that, if precise enough, could be any number. Therefore the set they **come from is infinite**. For example, someone could be 22.32698457 years old or 22.32698459 years old. We could be infinitly accurate and use an infinite number of decimal places, therefore making age continuous.

## How do you know if it is discrete or continuous?

A **discrete variable** is a variable whose value is obtained by counting. A continuous variable is a variable whose value is obtained by measuring. A random variable is a variable whose value is a numerical outcome of a random phenomenon. A discrete random variable X has a countable number of possible values.