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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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Qualitative traits are controlled by a single or a few gene pairs.
[H.sub.T] for qualitative traits averaged 0.533 with a range of 0.196, whereas quantitative traits displayed a higher [H.sub.T] (0.717) and a slightly narrower (0.185) range; the respective values for [G.sub.ST] were 0.152 (0.117) and 0.2017 (0.165).
The qualitative traits can be scored with much less time and expense than the quantitative ones, and, based on the relatively strong correlation of CV and H', may give a good indication of comparative diversity among groups of accessions.
Qualitative Traits. There were three distinct flower colours displayed by the spider plant accessions: purple, pink, and white.
Dendrogram for complete linkage cluster analysis of quantitative and qualitative traits is presented in Figure 3.
The most significant of these qualitative traits included leaf attitude, leaf texture and growth habit at P<0.01.
Four qualitative traits were recorded with diverse phenotypic classes including peel color (green red, yellow red, red), aril color (white, light pink, pink and red), seed hardiness (soft, semi-hard, hard) and juice taste (sour, sweet-sour and sweet).
Although, chemical and biological fertilizers of nitrogen can affect the qualitative traits of borage but the effectiveness and the way of using them on each of these traits is different.
For this study, 16 qualitative traits and 6 quantitative traits were registered as follows: 11 traits corresponded to tree timber, 2 traits to top tree, and 9 to leaves.
Bolar (1968) reported Qualitative traits and Actual qualitative and quantitative performance as two criteria of appraisal.
The [D.sub.2] generation plants expressing donor parents qualitative traits were grown as the [D.sub.3]generation for evaluation.

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