quantitative data


Definition of Quantitative Data

  • The data that can be counted or measured is called to be Quantitative Data.

More about Quantitative Data

  • Quantitative data is also known as numerical data.
  • Quantitative data can be analyzed by using statistical method and can also be represented by using graph.
  • Discrete and continuous data are quantitative data.

Example of Quantitative Data

  • The above bar graph shows the temperature (°F) for the first six days on the month of October in a particular state. The ‘Date’ (on the horizontal axis) is quantitative (discrete data) as it is measuring the temperature of a particular date. The ‘Temperature (°F)’ (on the vertical axis) is quantitative (continuous data) as the temperature is counted.

Solved Example on Quantitative Data

Identify the quantitative data.
Choices:
A. Color of jerseys of each team in World Cup Soccer.
B. Name of the players of a soccer team.
C. Number of vehicles sold from a shop in a month.
D. Color of shirts displayed in a sales counter.
Correct Answer: C
Solution:
Step 1: The data that can be counted or measured is called to be quantitative data.
Step 2: Here, “Number of vehicles sold from a shop in a month” is the quantitative data.

Related Terms for Quantitative Data

  • Bar graph
  • Circle Graph
  • Continuous data
  • Data
  • Discrete data
  • Histogram
  • Horizontal Axis
  • Line Graph
  • Measure
  • Vertical Axis