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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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In materiality judgments, one must pay attention to the nature of items and qualitative factors.
The situation becomes more pronounced if processes or qualitative factors differ across discrete projects.
Examples of these qualitative factors include the following:
Taking as a basis Jones' (1991) ethical judgment model, we might suggest to study the influence of the qualitative factors on the ethical judgments of materiality.
Qualitative factors may render a small item as material.
The quantitative and qualitative factors included in the model for the creditworthiness evaluation are introduced.
Is it reasonable to pay a $50 million premium for an insurance policy with a $50 million payoff, while at the same increasing program execution risk (high) because of the qualitative factors of parts obsolescence and skilled worker retention?
Most of these qualitative factors are benefits of insurance, but they accrue to the firm as a whole, and not to the person or department making the decision on whether insurance is desirable, so their impact on the decision is consequently diminished.
One of the most commonly heard complaints from physician employees today is that productivity demands placed upon them are excessive, and that productivity-based reward systems fail to consider important qualitative factors in their calculations.
When these qualitative factors are included in measures of GDP or inflation, then the picture changes radically According to Block's revised calculations, real wages have increased rather than declined for most workers.
The throttle has a very direct effect, also on qualitative factors of mixing, and is a very quick acting parameter for electronic process control.
Contract award criteria: Quality criterion (if best price / quality ratio is used): Evaluation of the qualitative factors of the offer (fuel consumption) 10

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