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qualitative

/qual·i·ta·tive/ (kwahl´ĭ-ta″tiv) pertaining to quality. Cf. quantitative.

qualitative

[kwol′itā′tiv]
Etymology: L, qualis
pertaining to the quality, value, or nature of something.

qualitative

(kwol'i-ta?tiv) [L. qualitativus]
Referring to the quality of anything.
See: quantitative

qualitative

pertaining to observations of a categorical nature, e.g. breed, sex.

qualitative data
data measured on a categorical scale.
qualitative trait
see qualitative trait.
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The point brought up that the criteria for evaluating qualitative research are constructed coincides with the main line of argument made by Goertz and Mahoney (2012) who affirm that qualitative research has its own tradition, in other words, its own values, beliefs, and norms, thus constituting a culture that shapes its procedures, practices and what is considered valid and trustworthy knowledge among members of the scientific community.
Therefore, when it comes down to social sciences and qualitative methods in specific, the mutable aspect of methods becomes considerably more recognizable, given the more precarious levels of explicit agreement among researchers regarding methodological standards.
Some qualitative research methods include data collected from formal documents, conversations, informal documents such as diaries or letters, photographs, or many other sources that are not quantitative in nature.
Qualitative research studies typically begin with a research question or a loosely formulated hypothesis that is purposefully modified and adapted as the study progresses.
The Value-Added Role of Qualitative Approaches to Assessment
First, in an effort to show the value-added role of qualitative assessment, one must look into the qualitative research literature.
This work could be a valuable primary or supplemental text in qualitative research ethics, as well as a resource for professors or researchers as they continually address ethical issues as they arise in the course of conducting qualitative research.
While the qualitative assessment will reduce the cost and complexity of impairment testing for many entities, there will be situations in which quantitative tests will continue to be the most effective way to perform impairment tests.
2011-08, Intangibles--Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Goodwill for Impairment, issued in September 2011, permits the use of a qualitative assessment in testing goodwill for impairment.
Some qualitative authors recommend researchers not delve into the existing literature deeply before conducting the study to avoid being influenced or biased by previous research.
It has been observed that there has been an increase in the number of qualitative research in Hsu (2005) American Education Research Journal (AERJ) and Journal of Education Research (JER) since mid 1980s.
Statistical errors are common in quantitative research and lack of depth and analytical competency are common in qualitative research, to name just a few examples.

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