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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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For example, initial quantitative findings may influence the focus and kinds of qualitative data that are being collected or vice versa.
Trostle (1986a) observed that when qualitative data are included in epidemiological studies, anthropologists would often "find themselves working primarily as epidemiologists," as opposed to what is more recently referred to as transdisciplinary research where methods transcend the techniques of any single discipline (Rosenfield 1992; Stokols 2006).
In terms of the actual process of qualitative data analysis, guidelines and conventions exist that can assist researchers in this process.
The papers in this special issue contribute to the debates about qualitative data archiving in two key ways.
The qualitative data were gathered through summer journals, year-round journal entries, and camper focus groups.
The researchers transcribed the audiotapes, a common procedure used to analyze qualitative data (Krueger and Casey, 2000).
Observational studies generally rely on qualitative data and are often described as "preliminary" or "exploratory.
The workshops address a range of topics, including: definitions of violence; quantitative and qualitative data on violence against women in Venezuela and around the world; common myths about these types of crime; and the cycle of violence.
Moreover, this relative independence between the logic of justification and procedure justifies the combining of quantitative and qualitative data collection and data analysis techniques.
In this volume Colbeck uses qualitative data collected over three years from institutions in the states of Tennessee and Ohio to examine the effects of state policies meant to encourage faculty commitment to teaching.
Semi-structured interviews were conducted to gather qualitative data which supported the confirmatory factor analysis and confirmed the multidimensional nature of the construct.
Assessment consists of both quantitative and qualitative data that are woven into the client's story as the symbols or meanings that call for further exploration.

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