Variables and Data Collection

Read these sections and complete the questions at the end of each section. This section introduces several types of data and their distinguishing features. You will learn about independent and dependent variables and how common data can be coded and collected.


Learning Objectives

  1. Define and distinguish between independent and dependent variables
  2. Define and distinguish between discrete and continuous variables
  3. Define and distinguish between qualitative and quantitative variables

Source: Heidi Ziemer,
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