Types of Descriptive Statistics Research

a.) Numerical Statistics: This type is generally used in case of measurements, such as a person’s height, weight, heart rate, number of times one performs a task like – reading a book, smoking a cigarette, going for a walk etc. Numerical research is also known as quantitative research.
b.) Categorical Statistics: It describes a person’s characteristics such as – gender, marital status, place of birth, hometown or type of food they like. Though it can take on numerical values but those numbers do not have mathematical meaning. One cannot do any sort of calculations with them. Other names for categorical statistics are qualitative or yes/no data.