For example, a survey question that asks for a favorite beverage, with choices of coffee, tea, water, or milk will generate nominal data in 4 categories as in the above bar chart. When you hear “nominal”, think “named” as in “named categories”. Other examples of nominal data would be male/female, eye color, make of car, etc. Author

Dave Bruns

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