What is a data point or value?

Alina Lieber -

This is the actual piece of information that describes something. Ex. my ID number is ‘3,’ my gender is ‘male,’ my response to ‘how much do you agree that Dedoose is Cool?’ is ‘strongly agree,’ and my score on the ‘how much do I love data analysis on a scale of 1 to 10?’ is ’10.’ So, my data points or values are: 3, male, strongly agree, and 10. In other words, these are the answers to the questions you ask your research participants or use to describe difference between the things you are studying, be they people, settings, families…whatever your level of analysis. Get it? My data points describe me, yours describe you, and person with ID ’88,’describe him or her.

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