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1/26/11 Qualitative o Nominal Vegetarian, Vegan, Omnivores etc. Favorite Food o Ordinal President, Vice, Speaker of House Levels in the Military (private, major, corporeal, etc.) The distance between two data points may be different or nebulous Still categorical but with an order for the categories Quantitative o Interval Temperature Fahrenheit- zero point is arbitrary o Ratio Same as interval but with a true zero point o Ex: weight, distance, proportion correct on a test Discrete o Categorical “either-or” Data collection often involves placing answers into categories Prefer option A or option B nor 65% A and 35% B Continuous- can continuously vary along a dimension o Data often involves placing the data point along a scale o Proportion correct o Reaction time o Likert Scales (ex: 1-7 scale) Qualitative Data o Mode is the best way to describe qualitative data- mostly nominal or categorical data Often the mode is expressed in proportion of occurrences
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course PSYC 203 taught by Professor Worthy during the Spring '11 term at Texas A&M.

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