Discrete and Continuous Data

Data can be Descriptive (like "high" or "fast") or Numerical (numbers).

And Numerical Data can be Discrete or Continuous:

Discrete data is counted,
Continuous data is measured

Discrete Data

Discrete Data can only take certain values.

class room students

Example: the number of students in a class

We can't have half a student!

pair dice

Example: the results of rolling 2 dice

Only has the values 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

Continuous Data

Tape Measure

Continuous Data can take any value (within a range)