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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 data often includes some level of qualitative data. A common issue is finding and addressing all of the references to names and other identifying elements that get buried in datasets.
In one mixed methods case study, Luck and colleagues utilized qualitative data from participant observation, semistructured interviews, informal field interviews and journaling, and quantitative data about violent events collected through structured observations to understand why nurses under-report violence in the workplace and describe how they handle it (Luck, Jackson, and Usher 2008).
Recent articles on the value of qualitative data in the study of environmental health argue that qualitative methods are especially important to community-based environmental health research because of their ability to engage residents regarding local environmental health problems.
Moreover, a mixed methods research question necessitates that both quantitative data and qualitative data be collected and analyzed" (p.
In terms of the actual process of qualitative data analysis, guidelines and conventions exist that can assist researchers in this process.
In the remainder of this introduction we provide a background to qualitative data archiving in Australia while considering international and methodological precedents that provide models to follow.
On the other hand, quantitative research provides the hard evidence and statistics to support the qualitative data. Survey data analysis reveals "statistical significance." "Statistically significant findings," as determined by various statistical tests, such as t-tests and analysis of variance, identify the most meaningful or noteworthy results and show differences between demographic groups, such as geographic locations or departments.
Overall, Kato provides a compelling mix of quantitative and qualitative data to equip the reader with some useful tools for considering what is at stake in the ongoing debate over the future of welfare state funding.
Using in-depth qualitative data, McAllister, Wilson, and Burton trace the evolution of a program aimed at providing activities for fathers that can support them in their involvement with their children.
The Voice of the Campers--Research Findings Through Qualitative Data Collection
These methods yield both quantitative and qualitative data. Qualitative data will give a picture of user preferences, opinions, and forecasts of future behavior.
As part of this investigation, the authors chose focus groups, a commonly employed qualitative data collection method.

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