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# Differentiate qualitative observation from quantitative observation?

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### What is the main difference between qualitative and quantitative?

A qualitative observation has to do with things you can't count,
"The fish has black scales" is a qualitative observation. A
quantitative observation has to do with things you can count, "The
fish has 125 scales" is a quantitative observation. You can combine
these two, an example would be "The fish has 125 black scales."

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### Is bubbly an example of a qualitative or a quantitative observation?

Qualitative observations are those that cannot be measured
mathematically or assigned a value. For example, "the sky is blue,"
is a qualitative observation, it has no mathematical value
associated with it. Quantitative observations are those that have a
mathematical value. For example, "this desk is 1 meter long" is a
quantitative observation. Therefore, noting that something is
bubbling is an example of a qualitative observation.

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### What is a qualitiative observation?

There are two basic types of observation, quantitative and
qualitative. Quantitative defines while qualitative data describes.
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qualitative. As opposed to quantitive which is any observation
(such as size, or weight) where a definitive value can be
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### What is the main difference between qualitative and quantitative observation?

A quantitative [think 'quantity'] observation is an observation
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A qualitative [think 'quality'] observation is an observation
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### What is an example of a quantitative observation and a qualitative observation?

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