RTC/OM HCBS Measurement Education Modules

What are Data

Data are any units of information.

  • Quantitative data includes any information that is numerical in nature. It includes counts, percentages, etc. (Given, 2008). 
  • Qualitative data are non-numerical in nature. It includes meanings, symbols, and descriptions of things (Babbie, 2013; Lune & Berg, 2016).

For the purposes of this learning module, we focus on quantitative data.