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QUALITATIVE DATA

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Definition:
Qualitative data is data describing the attributes or properties that an object possesses. The properties are categorized into classes that may be assigned numeric values. However, there is no significance to the data values themselves, they simply represent attributes of the object concerned.

Source Publication:
Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), "Glossary of Terms on Statistical Data Editing", Conference of European Statisticians Methodological material, Geneva, 2000.

Cross References:
Quantitative data

Hyperlink:
http://www.unece.org/stats/publications/editingglossary.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Thursday, March 14, 2002

Last updated on Friday, January 30, 2004