Nothing meaningful is ever simple: The danger of dichotomizing variables

Quantitative research looks for mathematical relationships and statistically significant differences between neatly defined concepts, called variables. ┬áIt is often described as elegant, simple, and therefore definitive and scientific, and here's where I'm going to start throwing down. Partly because the idea that simpler equates to more scientific, and therefore more correct, strikes me as inherently … Continue reading Nothing meaningful is ever simple: The danger of dichotomizing variables