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## Whole-number data

Data in which the values result from counting, or from measuring, with the values rounded to a whole number.

### Example 1 (values from counting)

The number of students absent from each class in a primary school on a particular day.

### Example 2 (values from measuring)

The heights of a class of year 9 students recorded to the nearest centimetre.

See: numerical data, quantitative data

### Curriculum achievement objectives references

Statistical investigation: Levels 2, 3, (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)

## Whole-number variable

A property that may have different values for different individuals and for which these values result from counting, or from measuring, with the values rounded to a whole number.

### Example 1 (values from counting)

The number of students absent from each class in a primary school on a particular day.

### Example 2 (values from measuring)

The heights of a class of year 9 students recorded to the nearest centimetre.

See: numerical variable, quantitative variable

### Curriculum achievement objectives references

Statistical investigation: Levels (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)

Last updated October 21, 2013