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CATEGORICAL DATA

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French Equivalent: Distribution qualitative nominale

Definition:
Data consisting of counts of observations falling in different categories. The categories may be purely descriptive, or may have a natural order.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Friday, April 25, 2003