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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 quantitative studies, the researcher uses standardized questionnaires or experiments to collect numeric data.
"The government should be cautious about quantitative easing and should carefully determine if ailing businesses have long-term growth potential and industrial competitive edges," the analyst stressed.
Qualitative methods can fill in the blanks and provide meaning and context to quantitative data.
The authors have written this book in a short and concise way to cover all the relevant quantitative methods and it also serves as a quick handbook for the business decision makers.
Qualitative methods in such settings could be used to generate the baseline information and identify the research problem which could be testified by employing quantitative methods.
Another German industry hard hit by Bundesbank stalling on quantitative easing was German insurance companies and pension funds.
You mentioned the nationwide quantitative survey on consumer coping behavior.
"We are now excited to redefine the quantitative proteomics market in collaboration with the MacCoss Lab and their outstanding software.
With regard to replacing the descriptive evaluation by the quantitative evaluation in elementary level, the new approaches of educational system to use this evaluation, despite the results of few studies done in this field and the theoretical principles in descriptive evaluation, it is essential to compare the results of these two systems to determine if there is difference between the achievement of fifth grade students included the descriptive evaluation and the students included the quantitative evaluation in the course of experimental sciences regarding the changes in the kind of evaluation.
Accurate and thoughtful data and research techniques are sorely needed, as much of the public and privately funded grants and policydriven agendas rely overwhelmingly on quantitative data that, at times, improperly depict the lived experiences in diasporic communities.
Education researchers O'Dwyer (Boston College) and Bernauer (Robert Morris U., Pittsburgh) introduce quantitative research methods in the social sciences and education, particularly to people who have been trained in or are currently using qualitative methods.
While these innovations have been successful for increasing conceptual knowledge, student performance on quantitative problem-solving often remains the same (Valiotis 2008).