Glossary of Statistical Terms: Definition Individual data
Collected data which can be associated with a single element in a sample are called individual data.
An example: all data that result from responses from John Doe are individual data. The totality of all data collected in a survey is combined into aggregated data in order to be evaluated. Only with access to individual data can we make meaningful calculations in descriptive and inductive statistics.
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