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"Qualitative" is an important qualifier in the following subject titles:

THE BIG J In philosophy, it is important to distinguish between two senses of identity, qualitative identity and numerical identity. ... Qualitative research is a set of research techniques, used in marketing and the social sciences, in which data are obtained from a relatively small group of respondents and not analyzed with statistical techniques. ... The qualitative method in sociology is a research method. ... The term qualitative research has different meanings in different fields, with the social science usage the most well-known. ...


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Qualitative research - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (603 words)
In the social sciences, qualitative research is a broad term that describes research that focuses on how individuals and groups view and understand the world and construct meaning out of their experiences; it is essentially narrative-oriented.
In the social sciences, qualitative research is a broad term that describes research that focuses on how individuals and groups view and understand the world and construct meaning out of their experiences.
Qualitative research methods are sometimes used together with quantitative research methods to gain deeper understanding of the causes of social phenomena, or to help generate questions for further research.
Centre for Health Evidence (6743 words)
To avoid confusion, qualitative researchers typically avoid the term "valid" in favour of alternatives such as "credible." [9] [21] Even so, qualitative insights must emerge from systematic observations and competent interpretation, correspond well to the social "reality" experienced by the participants, and also have meaning for those who will read and learn from the report.
The methods section of a qualitative study should describe several aspects of the research design, including: (a) how study participants were selected, (b) the methods used to generate data, (c) the comprehensiveness of data collection, and, (d) procedures for analyzing the data and corroborating the findings.
Qualitative analysis is foremost a process of summarizing and interpreting, "based on the value of trying to represent faithfully and accurately the social worlds or phenomena studied." [39] A good qualitative report will be received as robust and truthful across multiple perspectives (i.e., those of study participants, authors, readers, colleagues).
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