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    "A qualitative and quantitative analyses"

    Hello,
    I came across the term "qualitative and quantitative analysis" quite a few times now. What exactly does it mean?
    Any answers appreciated!
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    Re: "A qualitative and quantitative analyses"

    A qualitative analysis describes the object by its characteristics or qualities.

    A quantitative analysis is only interested in how many- the quantity.

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    Re: "A qualitative and quantitative analyses"

    Thanks for the quick reply J&K. It seems to be a very common phrase and I somehow thought there was a little bit more to it, because it sounds so vague to me. So basically it describes the numbers and characteristics of something, just in a formal way?

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    Re: "A qualitative and quantitative analyses"

    Qualitative things about me: blue eyes, average build, light skin...
    Quantitative things about me: 179 cm, 81 kg, 42 years old....

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    Re: "A qualitative and quantitative analyses"

    Qualitative things about me: Handsome, intelligent charming, witty.
    Quantitative things about me: IQ: 257; Higher degrees: 16; Nobel prizes: 3



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    Re: "A qualitative and quantitative analyses"

    Thanks a lot, I think I understand the difference between 'qualitative' and 'quantitative', I just thought it might have a more specific meaning when used in "qualitative and quantitative analysis" as i've come across that expression in a lot of scientific texts. It just seemed more complex than only describing characteristics and statistics, but apparently that's all they were about then. Thanks everyone!

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    Re: "A qualitative and quantitative analyses"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Qualitative things about me: Handsome, intelligent charming, witty.
    Quantitative things about me: IQ: 257; Higher degrees: 16; Nobel prizes: 3


    You forgot your modesty and honesty.

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