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Statistics, Demographics, and Other Quantitative Data

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Quantitative vs. Qualitative Data

Qualitative Data Quantitative Data
  • Deals with descriptions
  • Data can be observed but not measured
  • Colors, textures, smells, tastes, appearance, beauty etc.
  • Qualitative ► Quality
  • Deals with numbers
  • Data which can be measured
  • Length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, time, cost, etc.
  • Quantitative ► Quantity
 Example: Oil Painting Framed oil painting of woman in blue dress Example: Oil Painting Framed oil painting of woman in blue dress

Qualitative data:

  • blue dress, brown frame
  • smells old and musty
  • texture shows brush strokes of oil paint
  • masterful brush strokes

Quantitative data:

  • picture is 10" by 14"
  • weights 8.5 pounds
  • sold for $300