dichotomous variable


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dichotomous variable

A variable that alternates between just two values, e.g., dead or alive; male or female; positive or negative.
Synonym: binary variable
See also: variable
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Although birthplace dichotomous variables are useful in accounting for variations in the data, they generally lack behavioral interpretation.
5,0] where day 0 is the announcement in the Wad Street Journal, CHRT = sum of the acquiring and target firms' cumulative abnormal dollar returns for days [-5,0] divided by the sum of the pre-announcement market values of equity of the acquiring and target firms, FS = dichotomous variable equal to 1 when the target firms pension plan is overfunded, 0 otherwise, NPA = target firm's net pension assets per share, [P.
This dichotomous variable was based on an item that asked the youths to report whether they had received SSI benefits in the two years prior to the Wave 4 interview.
We estimated all models with dichotomous variables for each year and interactions between the year and race/ethnicity (both individual and block group level).
The two variables were combined into a single dichotomous variable indicating whether any type of abuse had occurred.
A dichotomous variable was defined to indicate whether the pregnancy did or did not change any plans.
A dichotomous variable equal to one if the individual reports that they are black has been defined.
To capture the effect of the thrust of migration towards the urban and rural areas of the province of Punjab, a dichotomous variable PROVRES representing the province of current residence is introduced.
Therefore, the price of one gram of pure drug was obtained, by year and city, from a regression of the natural logarithm of the total purchase cost on the natural logarithm of weight, the natural logarithm of purity, and dichotomous variables for each city and year in STRIDE except one.
STOCK = a dichotomous variable set to 1 for stock insurers, O for mutual insurers, and
The PIMLE is also analogous to imputing the unobserved dichotomous variable using multiple imputation (Rubin 1987).
Having a pet was measured as a dichotomous variable (yes/no).