Continuous and Discontinuous variables in research methodology

By Prof. Fazal Rehman Shamil
Last modified on April 23rd, 2020

What are Continuous variables?

Continuous variables have infinite number of values.

What are the examples of Continuous variables?

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

What are discontinuous variables?

The discontinuous variable is with a limited number of values that cannot be divided into fractions. A discontinuous variable is a categorical variable.

What are the examples of discontinuous variables?

A person: Live or dead

Employment status: Unemployed or employed

Result: Pass or Fail.

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