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Numerical/Quantitative Variable Data represent characteristics that can be analyzed mathematically; example: the ages of Herzing students.
Qualitative Variable Data are usually presented as words or letters; example: the ethnicity of Herzing students.
Discrete Variable Discrete variables are whole numbers which can be counted; example: a count of students in the freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior classes.
Continuous Variable Continuous variables do not have to be whole numbers, they can have fractions or decimals. Continuous variables are the result of measuring; example: the ages of students in the freshman class.
Created by: Dr.D