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Data Types and Levels of Measurement

Data Types and Levels of Measurement

Author: mary daunis

to explain the difference between discrete and continuous data

Discrete data is basically a data type that counts objects - so typically discrete data consists of whole numbers. Continuous data may be whole numbers but typically measures things that can take on a whole range of values - like weight or height or even age.

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CC Discrete vs. Continuous Data

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Discrete vs. Continuous Data

Here are a couple of really simple examples to show you the basic difference between discrete and continuous data.

CC: Four Levels of Measurement

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Four Levels of Measurement