What is Variable and its classifications?

A variable is something that can be varies from person to person , object to object or from phenomenon to phenomenon, such as a characteristic or value.
Examples of variables include quantities such as: gender, test scores, and weight. The values of these quantities vary from one observation to another.

Types/Classifications of Variables
1.Qualitative: Non-numerical quality
2.Quantitative: Numerical

  • Discrete: counts
  • Continuous: measures


  1. Discrete and continuous are the terms that are commonly used in statistics. The statistics method various according to the type of data.

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