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Date:         Wed, 5 Nov 2003 13:14:43 -0700
Reply-To:     "Raymond V. Liedka" <>
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From:         "Raymond V. Liedka" <>
Subject:      Re: The cost of Dichotomizing - Stevens?
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On Tue, 4 Nov 2003, Adrian Musters wrote:

> I'm doing some research on dichotomizing symptoms and the information > lost when dimensional symptoms are dichotomized. I remember that there > was a paper called "The cost of dichotomizing" and I think it was by > Stevens. Does anyone know where I can find this article? >

Another piece in this area is:

Robert M. O'Brien, "Using Rank-Order Measures to Represent Continuous Variables" Social Forces 61: 144-155. (Sept 1982)


Raymond V. Liedka Assistant Professor Department of Sociology University of New Mexico

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