Characteristic on which a statistical study is based.

**Qualitative statistical attribute**

Attribute that cannot be associated to one discrete or continuous numerical set.

We talk about**qualitative**attributes when this attribute is not quantitative (language, preference, industry, colour, gender, etc…)

**Continuous quantitative statistical attribute**

Statistical attribute that can take all values contained in a given real interval.

**Discrete quantitative statistical attribute**

Statistical attribute that can take a finite number of values in a given interval.

### Examples

In a statistical inquiry concerning the different aspects of trips taken by people in the summer, the destination country is a qualitative statistical attribute.

In a statistical inquiry concerning the fluctuation in sea level in centimetres during the same period of the year, the sea level is a continuous quantitative statistical attribute.

In a statistical inquiry concerning the salaries earned by different company executives rounded to the nearest thousand dollars, the salary amount is a discrete quantitative statistical attribute.