Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data

What is the difference between

quantitative and qualitative data?

  • Quantitative Data: 

    • Numerical Data
    • Can be measured
    • Coffee Temperature
    • Examples
      • Length of a Finger – 5 cm
      • Speed of Car – 12o kph
      • Amount of Water – 57 mL
      • Mass of Brick – 2.95 kg
  • Qualitative Data:

    • No Numerical Data
    • Observations from your senses
    • Coffee Drinkability
    • Examples
      • The liquid is greenish-blue
      • It tastes sweet
      • The explosion made a loud sound like a balloon popping
      • The surface is rough like sandpaper

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Middle school science teacher at Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela. My wife teaches elementary art. I have a three year old daughter and one year old son.

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