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Gender can be a continuous variable, not just a categorical one: Comment on Hyde, Bigler, Joel, Tate, and van Anders (2019) Am Psychol. 2019 Oct;74(7):840-841. doi: 10.1037/amp0000505.

## Is gender continuous or discrete?

Variable Reference Table : Few Examples

Variable | Variable Type | Variable Scale |
---|---|---|

Length | Continuous | Ratio |

Product ID in Numbers | Discrete | Nominal |

Gender | Discrete | Categorical |

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

## Is gender categorical or continuous?

For example, gender is a categorical variable having two categories (male and female) with no intrinsic ordering to the categories.

## Is gender a continuous or discontinuous variable?

a variable that has distinct, discrete values but no precise numerical flow. For example, gender can be thought of as a discontinuous variable with two possible values, male or female. In contrast, a continuous variable involves numerically precise information, such as height, weight, and miles per hour.

## What type of variable is gender?

A good example of a nominal variable is sex (or gender).

## Can gender be a continuous variable?

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

## Is gender a nominal?

Nominal Scale is derived from the Latin word “nomalis” which denotes “related to names”, is usually used to indicate categories. These categories have corresponding numbers allotted for analysis of collected data. For example, a person’s gender, ethnicity, hair color etc. are considered to be data for a nominal scale.

## Is gender an interval or ratio?

For example, gender and ethnicity are always nominal level data because they cannot be ranked. However, for other variables, you can choose the level of measurement.

## Is gender a qualitative?

Examples of qualitative characteristics are gender, race, genotype and vital status. Qualitative variables are also called categorical variables.

## Is gender a binary or nominal?

Gender is an example of a nominal variable because the categories (woman, man, transgender, non-binary, etc.) cannot be ordered from high to low.