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Types of data for research

1. Can you provide an explanation of the types of data that may be used in assisting with the elimination of pre-existing conditions as criteria for non-coverage has affected the public?
2. Can you explain which research method might be best if you were to collect data for this subject and why.
3. Can you provide an explanation with resources that discuss various research methods and analysis?
References would be great to review.

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Different types of data

In quantitative studies, researchers use different types of data based on their ability for use in measurement. The nominal data is things that can only be named. They specify categories. They have something in common with other data categories, but they cannot be measured beyond this. Male/female is an example. A Canadian is not a percentage, amount, or able to be ordered. A Canadian is just a Canadian.

Ordinal data are those categories of data that can be put in some type of order. Age, levels of education, levels of income. Any ranking system of data is ...

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