Collecting Data - Types of Data

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Types of data: 

Qualitative = words

Quantitative = numbers

Quantitative data can be either discrete (can be counted) or continuous (can be measured).

Data logging = a machine collects data at set intervals

Primary = collected by you, or on behalf of you.

Pros =

  • Exactly what you need to know.
  • You know the accuracy of the data.
  • You know how it was


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