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dichotomy

1. Logic the division of a class into two mutually exclusive subclasses
2. Botany a simple method of branching by repeated division into two equal parts
3. the phase of the moon, Venus, or Mercury when half of the disc is visible

dichotomy

(dÿ-kot -ŏ-mee) The moment of exact half-phase of the Moon, Mercury, or Venus.

dichotomy

[dī′käd·ə·mē]
(astronomy)
The phase of the moon or an inferior planet at which exactly half of its disk is illuminated and the terminator is a straight line.
(biology)
Divided in two parts.
Repeated branching or forking.
(computer science)
A division into two subordinate classes; for example, all white and all nonwhite, or all zero and all nonzero.
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Some benefits of dichotomization in psychiatric and criminological research.
This has occasionally led to well-publicised controversy, when `local custom' has clashed with the law, especially in regard to the treatment of women (see Jessep 1991, Senge et al 1992), another issue arising from the dichotomization of law and custom which, unfortunately, I do not have space to address here.
is another example of our brand dichotomization opportunity," concluded Caporella.
To simplify the presentation and interpretation of results, we tested the same dichotomization of wait times in the random effects logistic regression.
Dichotomization of the patient group was done according to the cut-point for survivin found earlier (6) or by the median level of the variants described here.
Accordingly, the statistical validity and efficiency of the BMD is higher using the hybrid approach, compared with methods involving dichotomization of a continuous outcome (Crump 2002; West and Kodell 1999).
Bloom is derided only insofar as he lives the dichotomization of rationalisms and "culture" both consciously and unconsciously; the idea of a connection of sides, a potential harmony, receives the full force of the sting.
That is, any differences attributable to quality would be most apparent as a result of the dichotomization.
This opens up for inquiry what the appropriate behavior is toward particular states, unhindered by the distracting implications of either an ultimately false category (death) or a false dichotomization (life versus death).
dichotomization of continuous variables, imperfect construct validity, attrition), assuming that if the meta-analyst is sufficiently diligent in identifying and correcting for artifacts, all the variability in the true effect sizes will disappear (Hunter & Schmidt, 1990).
Although some researchers used dichotomization (fair/poor versus good/very good/excellent) for the categorical self-rated health (Kennedy et al.