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.
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
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
- Discrete data
- Horizontal Axis
- Line Graph
- Vertical Axis