Explain different forms of qualitative classification briefly.

Dear student. Qualitative classification refers to the classification according to the qualities or attributes of the data. For eg- data may be classified on the basis of occupation, religion etc. This classification may be of two types : 1.) Simple classification - It is called classification according to dichotomy. This is because data are divided on the basis of existence or absence of a quality. Male-female, educated-uneducated are example. 2.)Manifold classification - When classification according to quality of data involves more than one characteristics, it is called manifold classification. As a result of it, there may be more than two classes. For eg- factory workers may be classified as skilled and unskilled. These may be further classified as literate or illeterate and so on. Regards

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