trichotomize

trichotomize

(traɪˈkɒtəˌmaɪz) or

trichotomise

vb (tr)
to divide into three parts or categories
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Generally, multiple bivariate correlation is used to assess the hypothesized association, although some authors dichotomize or trichotomize the self-report measures of mental imagery and perform multiple t- and F-tests (e.
Professor Rakove's essay serves as a useful beginning, since it struggles with the same conceptual problems that have led me to trichotomize legal change into ordinary, unconventional, and totalizing varieties.
If one wishes to trichotomize, the middle group can serve, potentially, as neutral comparison group, but only if the distribution makes it truly neutral.