Continuous and Discontinuous variables in research methodology

Last modified on December 23rd, 2018 at 7:28 am

What are Continuous variables?

Continuous variables have infinite number of values.

What are example of Continuous variables?

  • Height of a baby
  • Income of employee
  • Temperature of a day
  • Pocket money of a student
  • Age

What are discontinuous variables?

Discontinuous variable are with a limited number of values which cannot be divided into fractions. Discontinuous variable are categorical variable.

What are examples of discontinuous variables?

A person : Live or dead

Employment status: Un-employed or employed

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