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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However, regardless of the fact that such scales are typically used to measure self-esteem in formal research or clinical settings, it continues to be mistakenly regarded as a dichotomous variable across many other contexts.
Third: Dichotomous variable is1 if the tweet is from a Libertarian, Independent, or Green Party candidate; Republican is the base case.
Respiratory support included four dichotomous variables of receiving each type of respiratory support procedure, the fourth variable was receipt of any respiratory support (i.e., CPAP, mechanical ventilation, or supplemental oxygen support).
We used a dichotomous variable [RTC.sub.1994-97] (which equals one if an RTC occurred between October 1994 and October 1997 and, zero otherwise) in preference to the no-claim bonus variable because it is applicable both to insured and uninsured drivers.
The outcome variable was coded as 1 = "Yes" and 0 = "No" since it was a dichotomous variable. A logit model was employed to show how the explanatory variables correlated with the outcome variable.
To control for regulatory boundaries and home bias, a dichotomous variable is included for whether the trade flows cross a state boundary.
A dichotomous variable was created at T2 and at T3 (0 = no FWBRs, 1 = one or more FWBRs) and combined across T2 and T3: (0) no FWBRs and (1) one or more FWBRs.
The dependent variable, [y.sub.it], is a dichotomous variable indicating whether an individual i has private LTC insurance coverage at year t.