The sample size formula is different for Discrete (Categorical) and Continuous (Numerical) Data.

**Discrete** or Categorical data can take on one of a limited, and usually fixed, number of possible values.

Examples : Yes/No, Day of the week, Month, Gender, etc.

**Continuous** or Numeric data is a number that can be measured on a continuum or scale and can be sub divided to more decimals.

Examples : Time, length, weight, etc.

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