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user1548464 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted April 7, 2013 at 6:27 AM via web

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What is the difference between relative measure and absolute measure when comparing population statistics?

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pramodpandey | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted April 7, 2013 at 6:44 AM (Answer #1)

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Absolute measures are numbers with units i.e.total number of times a particular value for a variable actually occurs.For  example there are 515 farms in state B, there are 51500 farms in India.

Relative measures describes the absolute frequency of a particular value for a variable in relation to the total number of values for that variable. For example  e.g. 1% of farms in India are in state B.

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