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Quantitative assessments are made by measuring data points with numerical units.
For example, minutes of downtime, number of engineers with an SSCP, and
predicting how often something might occur are all examples of quantitative
assessments. Qualitative assessments, on the other hand, are not the in realm of
numerical measurements. Instead, qualities are applied to the data to describe their
relationship to the outcome. For example, confidental, top secret, or public
information are qualitative assessments of data.
Quantitative assessments are similar to qualitative assessments in the fact that they
are used to predict or describe the outcome. They are different in that they describe
a data point's relationship to the outcome in different ways - quantiative assessments
use numerical units while qualitative assessments use descriptive words to show
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