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

1 Answer
May 17, 2018

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



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

  • 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


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

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