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# 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 variables 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.

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