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Types and Representations of Data in research.

When collecting data, it is important to be aware of the types of data being collected for further analysis.

1. Give 3 examples of qualitative data and 3 examples of quantitative data that would be found when researching substance abuse.

2. Give an example of a question that might be found on a survey, poll, or questionnaire that could lead to incorrect or confusing results.

3. Graphs are very useful in visualizing data. Give an example of a type of data that would be appropriate for each of the following:
a. Pie charts
b. Bar charts
c. Line charts

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1. Give 3 examples of qualitative data and 3 examples of quantitative data that would be found when researching substance abuse.

Qualitative data that would be attained when researching substance abuse includes answers from questions given to substance abusers by the researcher, observation notes taken by the researcher while observing the substance abusers, and transcripts of the interviews by the researcher.

Quantitative data that would emanate from researching substance abuse would entail ...

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Examples of qualitative and quantitative data are given in this solution.

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