Statistics

Data types

 

Quantitative  data set—–> consists of numerical values

eg: number of students in a class

 

Discrete data set—–> there is a set of clearly distinct values

eg: number of goals scored by different teams in a tournament

 

Continuous data set —–> usually associated with items which are measured

eg: the height of the students in a class

 

Nominal data set —–> consists of categories or descriptive terms

eg: colour of the cars in the car park

 

Categorical data ——> information related to different categories

eg: eye colour of students in a class

 

Ordinal data —–> when there is some order associated

eg: a survey that asks to rate your opinion on a scale of 1 to 5

 

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