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The following are examples of qualitative variables:
- Gender (male, female)
- Eye color (brown, blue, green, hazel)
- Online workshop participants' country of origin
Note that a qualitative variable may be coded to appear numeric but these numbers are meaningless, as in male=1, female=2.
Portions of this entry were adapted from
- Qualitative Variables at Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study. Project Leader: David M. Lane, Rice University. Retrieved 28 January 2012.