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1332.0.55.002 - Statistical Language!, 2008  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2008  First Issue
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DEFINITIONS

Qualitative data is data describing an object's attributes and is distinguished by non-numeric characteristics. Arithmetic operations cannot be applied. Some typical qualitative data types are eye colour, flavour and product type.

Quantitative data is data characterised by numbers. Arithmetic operations can be applied to the data, for example mean and median calculations.





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