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qualitative

Dealing with observations that are subject to interpretation. Contrast with quantitative. See qualitative data.
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For manyyears, qualitative research has been referred to as opposed to the scientific and rigorous quantitative studies and has been considered subjective and a way of producing soft science (Lindlof & Taylor, 2011; Taylor & Lindlof, 2013).
According to Sandelowski, (4) basic or fundamental qualitative description differs from other types of qualitative research, such as grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology or narrative analysis, in the sense that it is--as the label suggests--essentially descriptive rather than interpretive in focus.
Each qualitative method may require a slightly different view or approach to data collection, which is beyond the scope of this article.
In this study, a time advance algorithm is developed based on qualitative state vectors and qualitative algebra.
This issue of Revista Ciencia & Saude Coletiva includes six articles presented at the 5th Ibero-American Congress on Qualitative Research (www.ciaiq.org), subject to reformulation and peer evaluation.
A possible reason for the historical uneven embracing of quantitative and qualitative studies may be simply because the second is less known.
Pernecky begins by suggesting that most literature on qualitative research does not adequately address issues of ontology (the study of and/ or a position on what exists and levels of reality) or epistemology (the study of and/or a position on how we know what we know or what can be known).
The 28th International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning (QR-15) was held in Minneapolis, MN on August 10-11, 2015.
Of course, many studies have elements of both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
As seen in recent issues of Qualitative Research in Psychology, Journal of Exceptional Experiences, and the Journal of Parapsychology, with a few exceptions (e.g., Wooffitt, Holt, & Allistone, 2010), the recent studies that are applying qualitative methodologies to parapsychology are utilizing a phenomenological approach to examine the nature of specific psi experiences.
Qualitative research is not simply about interviews and focus groups, but about meaning.

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