Glossary of Statistical Terms: Definition Attribute

Attributes may have different values, called variables. In a survey, the variables are the possible answers respondents will give. 

AttributeVariable
Gendermale, female
Marital statussingle, married, etc.
School gradeA,B,C,D,E,F
Number of children1,2,3
Agex years

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