Attribute Vs Variable data

What is the difference between attribute data and variable data?

→ The difference between attribute data and variable data are mentioned below:
→ Which MSA Study (attribute MSA or variable MSA) to be performed is decided based on types of data collected.

Attribute data:

→ Attribute data is qualitative data that can be counted or can be said as yes or no for recording and analysis.
→ Attribute data also called discrete data.



➤ Types of attribute data: 

[1] Yes/No type of data and 
[2] Counting data
→ For one item, there are only two possible outcomes: either it passes or it fails against the specification.
→ Each item inspected is either defective or not defective.


➥ Examples of the Yes/No attribute data:

→ Mail delivered: is it on time or not on time?
→ Phone answered: is it answered or not answered?
→ Warehouse regular stock item: is it in stock or not in stock?
→ The invoice generated: is it correct or not correct?
→ Product confirmation: is it in-spec or out of spec?


➥ Examples of the Count attribute data:

→ Number of defective product per shift
→ How many students have passed the exam?

Variable Data:

→ Variable data is observed or measured to any decimal place you want (if your measurement system allows it)
→ Variable data also called continuous data.
     

➤ Examples of the variable data:

→ Length
→ Width 
→ Height
→ Density etc...