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Categorical Data: Definition, Analysis & Examples

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John collects three different models of cars, each car can go different speeds. What part of this information can be considered categorical data?

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1. Data that is collected into groups is called ____________.

2. Tucker gave his class a survey asking each student what type of cookies they like and how often they eat cookies. Which of this information is categorical data?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of how data can be categorized to provide numbers with meaning. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include knowing main groups within categorical data and what those groups are called.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The main groups within categorical data
  • The name for data collected into groups
  • The difference between categorical and type data
  • Either/or situations involving categorical data
  • The importance of types for categorical data

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as categorical and numerical data
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related characteristics and analysis of categorical data lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics and analysis of categorical data and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics and analysis of categorical data

Additional Learning

To learn more about how characteristics and analysis of categorical data can impart important information, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics and Analysis of Categorical Data. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Characterize the main groups within categorical data
  • Identify the name for data collected into groups
  • Know the difference between categorical and type data
  • Learn either/or situations involving categorical data
  • Appreciate the importance of types for categorical data
  • Understand the definition of numerical data
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