Math Definitions - Letter Q

Qualitative Data

Definition of Qualitative Data

Qualitative Data is data that describes something, as opposed to quantitative data, which consists of numbers and measurements.

You would collect qualitative data if you asked open-ended questions like "Why do you like going to the beach?" on a survey.

Some other examples of qualitative data include

  • The reasons why people like eating at restaurants.
  • The problems people face when moving house.
  • The ways people describe the flavour of a new soft drink.
Definition of Qualitative Data


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter Q

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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