I am currently running a multiple linear regression, and I have a question regarding how to properly construct an interaction term between one binary variable (sex) and continuous variable (age) to the model.
I've been advised to standardize variables before creating a product term and entering it into the regression model. This is done to avoid potential multicollinearity between interaction term and component variables.
However, I am confused if I should follow this advice and standardize my binary variable (sex) before creating a product term with the standardized continuous variable (age)?
Some people suggest that both dummy and continuous variables should be standardized to stand on the same ground while some suggest that there's no need to standardize categorical (dummy) variables.
Can you kindly advise what might be a more appropriate way to handle this? Thank you!