Lesson 2 Exploring Data with Graphs Learn …. The Different Types of Data The Use of Graphs to Describe Data Section 2.1 What are the Types of Data? In Every Statistical Study: Questions are posed Characteristics are observed Characteristics are Variables
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The Different Types of Data
The Use of Graphs to Describe
What are the Types of Data?
A Variable is any characteristic that is recorded for subjects in the study
Example: Shark Attacks
Choice of diet
(vegetarian or non-vegetarian):
Identify the following variable as categorical or quantitative:
Number of people you have known who have been elected to political office:
The number of people in line at a box office to purchase theater tickets:
The weight of a dog:
How Can We Describe Data Using Graphical Summaries?