Definition of Data Point
(noun) A single unit in a sample.
Example of Data Point
Data Point Pronunciation
Syllabification: da·ta point
- American English – /dAY-tuh pOInt/
- British English – /dAY-tuh pOInt/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈdætə pɔɪnt/
- British English – /ˈdeɪtə pɔɪnt/
- Plural: data points
- Variant spellings:
- Also called case.
- Qualitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Quantitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “data” and “point” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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Salkind, Neil J., ed. 2007. Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “data point.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 27, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/data-point/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
data point. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/data-point/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “data point.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/data-point/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“data point.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/data-point/>.