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Research Variables

A researcher wishes to find out if there is any relationship between gender and types of crime such as felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic violations committed. The researcher must take into account that these legal categories represent ...... variables.

a. manipulated , arbitrary
b. ratio
c. ordinal
d. nominal

Please provide the answer with reason. Thanks.

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