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- Focuses on comparing multiple variables over a specific geographic area, such as a map of the United States
- Also called geographic data
- The same data is collected over a period of time; most often collected at regular time intervals.
- Time series data is usually a continuous variable.
- Consists of multiple variables that can be compared to one another
- Categorical data can be quantitative or qualitative
- Can be represented as bar graphs, pie charts, or scatterplots