# Statistics:Different Types of Data/Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Talk0*34,139*pages on

this wiki

## < Statistics:Different Types of Data

Assessment |
Biopsychology |
Comparative |
Cognitive |
Developmental |
Language |
Individual differences |
Personality |
Philosophy |
Social |

Methods |
Statistics |
Clinical |
Educational |
Industrial |
Professional items |
World psychology |

**Statistics:**
Scientific method ·
Research methods ·
Experimental design ·
Undergraduate statistics courses ·
Statistical tests ·
Game theory ·
Decision theory

Quantitative and qualitative data are two types of data.

## Qualitative dataEdit

Qualitative data -- measurement expressed not in terms of numbers, but rather by means of a natural language description. In statistics it is often used interchangably with "categorical" data.

For example: favourite colour = "blue" height = "tall"

## Quantitative dataEdit

Quantitative data -- measurement expressed not by means of a natural language description, but rather in terms of numbers.

For example: favourite colour = "450 nm" height = "1.8 m"