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Identification of the chemical elements or ions in a substance or mixture. A quantitative analysis identifies the amounts.

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Qualitative analysis

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski.

in Criminology Skills

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminology. 10403 words.

Qualitative data cannot be analysed mathematically-such as words, images, attitudes, feelings, and reactions. There are many research methods in criminology that produce qualitative data:...

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Qualitative Analysis

Kaifeng Yang.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Public Administration; Political Methodology. 7766 words.

Empirical studies of public accountability so far have mainly used qualitative research designs. Qualitative research is suited for certain types of questions, such as those that are in...

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qualitative analysis

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Analysis that relies on descriptive accounts of behavior, beliefs, feelings, or values, with few or no numerical data available for statistical analysis. The qualitative method consists of...

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Qualitative Content Analysis

James W. Drisko and Tina Maschi.

in Content Analysis

December 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 13189 words.

This chapter examines qualitative content analysis, a recent methodological innovation. Qualitative content analysis is defined and distinguished here from basic and interpretive approaches...

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Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and Magdalena Denham.

in Education

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Education; Organization and Management of Education; Philosophy and Theory of Education; Schools Studies; Teaching Skills and Techniques. 27797 words.

Qualitative research can be traced back to ancient times; however, the use of qualitative methods began to be formalized in certain disciplines (e.g., sociology, anthropology) only in the...

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Claudius Wagemann.

in Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research

September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 10811 words.

In this chapter, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is introduced as a research design which can be a fruitful tool for the (comparative) analysis of social movements. QCA is a...

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Axel Marx.

in Sociology

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 9956 words.

The social sciences use a wide range of research methods and techniques ranging from experiments to techniques which analyze observational data such as statistical techniques, qualitative...

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Media Content Analysis: Qualitative Methods

Michael R. Neal.

in The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Social Psychology. 13055 words.

Although qualitative methods traditionally suffer from concerns about reliability, validity, and researcher bias (see Chapter 8), new computer-assisted methods can assist in addressing...

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Qualitative Data Analysis and Theory

Carol Grbich.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

Article. Subjects: Education. 145 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Please check back later for the full article.

The role...

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Computer-Assisted Analysis of Qualitative Research

Christina Silver and Ann Lewins.

in The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research

July 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Research Methods in Psychology. 17638 words.

This chapter looks at the current state of technological support for qualitative research. Technological developments have enabled new forms of data and other analyses to be incorporated...

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Quantitative Analysis and Qualitative Case Study Research

Dale C. Copeland.

in Economic Interdependence and War

November 2014; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 17995 words.

This chapter explores the degree to which an expectations approach can help us make sense of the seemingly contradictory findings of the large-N quantitative research that has dominated the...

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Qualitative methods of data collection and analysis

Sheila Payne.

in Research Methods in Palliative Care

June 2007; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 9429 words.

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. It also serves as an introduction to the most useful and frequently used methods in...

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First steps in qualitative data analysis: transcribing

Julia Bailey.

in Family Practice

April 2008; p ublished online February 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Primary Care. 2631 words.

Qualitative research in primary care deepens understanding of phenomena such as health, illness and health care encounters. Many qualitative studies collect audio or video data (e.g....

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A Guide for a Systematic Qualitative Analysis

Fernando Rosenblatt.

in Party Vibrancy and Democracy in Latin America

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; International Relations. 10428 words.

This chapter develops in detail the methodological research strategy followed in the study. It describes the connection between concepts and analysis. Most of the evidence used for...

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis: A Discussion of Interpretations

Götz Rohwer.

in European Sociological Review

December 2011; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Sociology. 8173 words.

The article discusses interpretations of ‘Qualitative Comparative Analysis' (QCA) proposed by Charles Ragin. The first section argues that QCA can be understood alternatively as a method of...

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Guarding Against False Positives in Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Bear F. Braumoeller.

in Political Analysis

October 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Politics. 8800 words.

The various methodological techniques that fall under the umbrella description of qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) are increasingly popular for modeling causal complexity and...

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Social Science Data

Bruce Kogut.

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis

April 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Research Methods. 17887 words.

This article explores two topics: comparative methods and methodological responses to contingent ‘truth’ claims of social science. The objective of comparative research is, by this...

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Set Theory

Claudius Wagemann.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Methodology. 14069 words.

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is a method, developed by the American social scientist Charles C. Ragin since the 1980s, which has had since then great and ever-increasing success...

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qualitative analysis

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Identification of the chemical elements or ions in a substance or mixture. A quantitative analysis identifies the amounts.

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qualitative analysis

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Judgemental analysis of the worth of an asset or investment which cannot be readily quantified and often used as part of fundamental analysis (cf. quantitative analysis). Sometimes called i...

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