What is Data: 2 types of data and their general understanding

What is Data

Data are basically units of information that are usually numeric. Technically it is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables of a person(s)/subject(s) usually collected by observation.

Data is raw, unorganized which needs to be processed, organized, structured and to be presented in a given context to make it useful to be called as information.

Data could be primary or secondary depending on source of origination.

What is data
What is data

In a high level categorization we can bifurcate data as Qualitative and Quantitative

What is Qualitative data type

Qualitative data type are mostly in categorical form is non numerical and is available in textual and non descriptive form like rating “very satisfied”, “Yes/No”, “Male/Female”, “Observation/review of … Continue Reading