What is Categorical Data? - Definition & Examples


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What is data that is collected in groups or topics, where the number of events in each group is counted numerically?

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Katie is collecting data about the number of people that are interested in different dance styles. After passing out a survey, she has gathered the following information:

Style / Number of people interested in this style

Ballet / 20

Jazz /12

Hip Hop / 8

Lyrical / 26

Tap / 10

What type of data did Katie collect?

2. One trick to finding out if information is categorical or quantitative is to analyze the answer to the question. Which of the following is TRUE:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will test how much you know about categorical data. You'll need to know things like data collected in groups and types of data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the study tools to:

  • Interpret categorical data
  • Select a way to put together data
  • Recognize how data should be collected with regard to obtaining information about people

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about data collected in groups or topics in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve categorical data practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about categorical data

Additional Learning

This lesson will teach you more about categorical data. The lesson is entitled What is Categorical Data? - Definition & Examples and it will allow you to do the following:

  • Define data
  • Understand quantitative data
  • Analyze examples gathering data