# Qualitative and Quantitative measurements: Which one has units and numbers and which one has no units or numbers?

May 17, 2018

Quantitiative measurements have specific numbers or units; qualitative ones do not.

#### Explanation:

Quantitative

This a measurement of quantity. It has specific numbers or units.
Examples:

• The weight of a cat, like $10$ pounds
• The number of leaves in a pile, like $26$ leaves
• The height of a man, like $6$ feet

Qualitative

This is a measurement of quality. It does not have specific numbers or units. Instead, it measures characteristics of something.
Examples:

• The color of a shirt, like red
• The softness of a blanket, like very soft
• The bravery of an individual, like extremely brave