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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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Finally, this definition does not sit well with Barry's claim that evil is qualitatively different.
Discursive data were generated through individual and focus group interviews and were audio taped, transcribed, qualitatively analyzed, and inductively rebuilt according to emergent (rather than imposed) meaning (van Dijk, 1993).
Adolescent roles during the War in Iraq changed qualitatively to meet the demands of wartime.
Additionally, gRNA qualitatively increased after entry of the virus.
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.
Although the auditor should be alert for misstatements that could be qualitatively material, it ordinarily is not practical to design procedures to detect them.
This is the first book to analyse, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the patterns, nature, and communities of the vegetation of the sand seas, using new techniques, which the authors hope, will prove adaptable for similar studies in other arid areas.
Modeling can be used qualitatively to elucidate problems with fouling and plugging, leading to more effective use of convection surfaces and sootblowing.
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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