Descriptive Data

Not Every Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
  • Peter Kenny


There is not much that can be done to characterize a sample of descriptive data in comparison with the options available for numerical data. The latter has had the advantages of centuries of development of mathematics. Where possible, and usually by simply counting, descriptive data is rendered numerical. In addition, the frequent use of diagrams provides neat summaries of the data, though there are many ways in which diagrams can mislead.


Descriptive Data Venn Diagram Ordinal Data Sport Club Nominal Data 
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© Peter Kenny 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Kenny
    • 1
  1. 1.StaffordshireUK

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