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Discrete Random Variable 

A variable that takes on only a finite or countably infinite number of values.

(Wooldridge 2006, 729)

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Countably infinite means that even though an infinite number of values can be taken on by a random variable, those values can be put in a one-to-one correspondence with the positive integers.

 

References

 

Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. 2006. Introductory Econometrics, 3rd ed. Mason, OH: Thompson South-Western.

 

     

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