##### Asked by: Maricris Yakoub

asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th April, 2020# Are percentages quantitative?

**Quantitative**research is statistical: it has numbers attached to it, like averages,

**percentages**or quotas.

**Qualitative**research uses non-statistical methods. For example, you might perform a study and find that 50% of a district's students dislike their teachers. The quantity (50%) makes it

**quantitative**research.

Also asked, is percentage a quantitative variable?

**Quantitative variables** are numerical **variables**: counts, percents, or numbers. Categorical **variable**s are descriptions of groups or things, like “breeds of dog” or “voting preference”.

One may also ask, what type of data are percentages? Typical descriptive statistics associated with nominal data are frequencies and percentages. **Ordinal** level variables are nominal level variables with a meaningful order.

In respect to this, are statistics quantitative or qualitative?

Descriptive (summary) **statistics**: **Statistics** that describe or summarise can be produced for **quantitative** data and to a lesser extent for **qualitative** data. As **quantitative** data are always numeric they can be ordered, added together, and the frequency of an observation can be counted.

What is quantitative data statistics?

In **statistics**, **quantitative data** is numerical and acquired through counting or measuring and contrasted with qualitative **data** sets, which describe attributes of objects but do not contain numbers. There are a variety of ways that **quantitative data** arises in **statistics**. The number of cars in each row of a parking lot.