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qualitative data

Data that are non-numeric, such as colors, images and descriptions. Qualitative data are harder to analyze than quantitative data, which are numeric quantities. See qualitative.
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In an explanatory sequential design, the researcher first collects and analyzes quantitative data, then the findings inform qualitative data collection and analysis (Ivankova, Creswell, and Stick 2006).
As for the theoretical relationship between qualitative data and environmental health, two overarching paradigms--interpretivism and positivism--characterize how people view the world and, some would argue, imply how the world should be studied (Ulin et al.
Perhaps the most daunting aspect of qualitative research is qualitative data analysis.
With no equivalent archiving facility currently in operation for qualitative data, one of ASSDA's key priorities has been to establish the Australian Qualitative Archive (AQuA), which will be housed at The University of Queensland as part of a distributed ASSDA network.
On the other hand, quantitative research provides the hard evidence and statistics to support the qualitative data.
I have spent the past 17 years investigating the validity and reliability of an MI assessment that provides both quantitative and qualitative data.
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
As part of this investigation, the authors chose focus groups, a commonly employed qualitative data collection method.
Qualitative data will give a picture of user preferences, opinions, and forecasts of future behavior.
The results show that good use can be made of qualitative data to derive testable hypotheses.

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