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Data Types

There are different levels of measurements when it comes to types of data, these include nominal, ordinal, interval and ration. It is important to know the difference between these data types as to prevent communication mistakes when presenting data.

Nominal data is a type of data that has a list of name and is unordered.nominal.png

Ordinal data refers to data that is ordered in some way.ordinal.png

Interval data is numeric in value and the exact differences as well as the order are known.Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 10.27.21 AM.png

Ratio is also numeric but the difference between interval and ration is that the 0 has value.

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Reflection

In order for the audience to understand the data more clearly the right type of data type must be used to relay the information in order to not make any communication errors.

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