What is Quantitative Data?

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Data comes in different forms. A distinction is made between quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data deals with those aspects of the world that can be objectively measured and expressed in numbers. In the example of empathy, this would be, for example, the size of a pupil in millimeters or the volume of a voice in decibels.[1]

[1] Cf. Jürgen Bortz, Nicola Döring: Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation, Berlin/Heidelberg 2006, p. 32, p. 222
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