qualitative analysis


: chemical analysis designed to identify the components of a substance or mixture

Examples of qualitative analysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first is the financial wherewithal, the second part is the willingness to invest, and that’s a more qualitative analysis. Michael Silverman, BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2023 The authors analyzed all conversations with help from ATLAS.ti, a qualitative analysis software platform, to grasp initial key themes. Ambar Castillo, STAT, 1 Mar. 2023 The collection, qualitative analysis and evaluation of big data and statistics on mental disorders can allow healthcare providers to improve patient treatment regimens, increase the accuracy of decisions and reduce costs. Sergey Avdeychik, Forbes, 17 June 2022 The group found in a qualitative analysis that some young people reported feeling stressed or even suicidal due to the laws being debated in their state. Kelsey Butler, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Apr. 2022 Published in 2018 by the University of Chicago Press, the book added a focus on social issues, as well as a qualitative analysis of four individual billionaires. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Processes that are too simple, too infrequent, too changeable and too qualitative (require human or qualitative analysis) shouldn’t be automated. Suresh Sambandam, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Through a mixture of quantitative and qualitative analysis, the study is divided into questions about the auditioning stage and the workplace. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 23 Aug. 2021 The authors, pointing to their qualitative analysis, said roughly one-third of Muslim characters were perpetrators of violence and more than half were targets of violence. NBC News, 10 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of qualitative analysis was in 1842

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“Qualitative analysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qualitative%20analysis. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

qualitative analysis

: chemical analysis designed to identify the components of a substance or mixture
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