Glossary of Statistical Terms: Definition Indicator

If a person approves a certain statement, this can be interpreted as an indicator for a certain attitude. For example, if a person answers the question "Are you interested in the latest tech?" in the affirmative, we can conclude that s/he has an innovative attitude.

In order to classify people into types of users, groups, etc. usually a plurality of such indicators are used. 

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