Textual Research

Qualitative Data : Data that cannot be put into numerical form. Diaries, testimonials, and open ended questions would fall into this category. It is hard to analyze. It is used to gather descriptive data.

Quantitative Data: Data that can be put into numerical form and can be used to construct charts and graphs. Things that can be easily categorized and measured.

Infographic: Generally created for the purpose of telling or explaining a specific story, intended for a specific audience, they are subjective and usually are specialized.

Data Visualization: Tend to be created for the purposes of making sense of the data, or to change a data set into a more accessible form, may be generated by a computer if need be.

Some common ways to present data are bar graphs, pie charts, histograms, line graphs, and tables.


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