TYPES OF DATA(Unit 5) - TYPES OF DATA DEFINITIONS...

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TYPES OF DATA – DEFINITIONS Population the entire group of individuals to whom a set of data or a study applies Qualitative - non-numerical data i.e. car colours in the parking lot, tastes (use your senses) VS Quantitative - numerical data i.e. most things we’ve discussed in this course Discrete - limited, obtained by counting VS Continuous - unlimited possibilities, usually obtained by measurement Categorical - types of data that can be divided into groups (usually qualitative) i.e. race, gender, age group VS Numerical - same as quantitative Nominal - categorical data where the order of categories is arbitrary i.e. on a survey of ethnicities 1= White, 2= Hispanic, 3= Native American, 4=African American, 5=Other VS Ordinal - categorical data where there is a logical ordering to the categories i.e. on a survey, 1=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree
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