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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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But equally important, Barry's working assumption that there exists a separate, qualitatively distinct category of "extreme" evil risks reifying the concept of extreme evil and thus indirectly supporting the institution of capital punishment.
King has written a painstakingly researched work, the data of which have been analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively and organized for maximum effect.
The value in modeling agency performance does not lie in confirming some of the above relationships that already are known qualitatively. Instead it lies in understanding the individual factors that are most predictive of agency performance, uncovering new factors that are currently not employed, understanding how those factors interrelate and being able to quantify the impact that each is likely to have on overall performance.
This is a cross-functional exercise designed to qualitatively describe a "perfect customer" for your firm.
To provide a consistent framework for assessing risk management, the risk-management component is supported by four qualitatively rated subcomponents: competence of board and senior management; policies, procedures, and limits; risk monitoring and management information systems; and internal controls.
Furthermore, builders recognize that lumber from Canada is qualitatively different from much of the lumber produced in the U.S.
Although the auditor should be alert for misstatements that could be qualitatively material, it ordinarily is not practical to design procedures to detect them."
The journal has made an enormous strategic decision--to expand its readership both quantitatively and qualitatively. It has done so by producing two products with similar content, one aimed at an academic market, the other aiming at a wider market.
This study utilized observation, questionnaires, and interviews to qualitatively look at the experience of pet therapy with hospitalized children and their parents.
Modeling can be used qualitatively to elucidate problems with fouling and plugging, leading to more effective use of convection surfaces and sootblowing.
In its statement, the government acknowledged Cuba's serious housing shortage, saying the sector suffers from "material restrictions." But it said Cuba "could achieve results which are quantitatively and qualitatively superior if there were greater rigor, discipline, organization and control."

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