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Qualitative

Describing economic, market and other research not directly related to mathematical data. Qualitative factors are based on the assumption that economic actors, being human beings, are susceptible to acting on factors that may not directly correlate with facts. Qualitative factors may include management practices or brand recognition when recommending investment decisions to clients or brokers. See also: Assurance, Panic selling, Quantitative research.
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Quantitative Uncertainty: Describes the level of uncertainty around the Quantitative Fair Value Estimate, comparable to the Uncertainty Rating for the analyst Fair Value Estimate.
While both methods give valuable quantitative results, the disperGRADER method was able to be run quickly, allowing for greater productivity.
The final step in obtaining quantitative results from mass spectra is data analysis that is robust and self-consistent.
Quantitative data usually appear in numeric form, tend to focus on the outcome of the evaluation, and mainly deal with statistics and fact gathering.
This type of evaluation is quick, inexpensive, quantitative, and reveals a wealth of information.
However, it is fair to say that qualitative studies lack the same clear cut and objective standards for design as quantitative studies--i.
From a CEO: "I don't have a good quantitative answer about how I evaluate the auditors.
Sun served as vice president and senior quantitative analyst at AllianceBernstein.
As more quantitative metabolomic databases evolve, we can integrate them with data sets from the other "omics" technologies to enhance the data value and provide greater biological insight than any one "omics" technique alone can offer.
Asset managers are employing quantitative investment techniques in increasing numbers," said Tim Sargent, President of QSG.
Qualitative approaches have extended into areas of inquiry that were formerly the sole domain of quantitative methods.