quantitative analysis

noun

Definition of quantitative analysis

: chemical analysis designed to determine the amounts or proportions of the components of a substance

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Recent Examples on the Web Decisions must be made based on a thorough quantitative analysis. Steve Banker, Forbes, "A True Digital Transformation Requires The Ability To Use Analytics Effectively," 3 Mar. 2021 The machine was birthed during the height of America’s struggle for global ascendancy, amid a surge of interest from the political class in quantitative analysis. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, "The Anti-Democratic Origins of Voter Prediction," 8 Sep. 2020 Part of this is due to the fact that, at its heart, this is a quantitative analysis of human behavior, the sort of study that's handled by a lot of journals. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Empirical analysis tells Reviewer 2: “Go F’ Yourself”," 27 June 2020 Statistical significance is so central to quantitative analysis that the official magazine of the American Statistical Association and Britain’s Royal Statistical Society is named Significance. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "Should the notion of “statistical significance” be abolished?," 23 Dec. 2019 With the growing embrace of quantitative analysis by coaches like Harbaugh and the Eagles’ Doug Pederson, the NFL might be finally turning a corner, if haltingly. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Even in Ravens’ defeat, John Harbaugh scores a small victory for analytics community seeking warmer embrace," 26 Sep. 2019 Business-analytics software enables companies to parse past and current data by applying statistical analysis, data mining and quantitative analysis to spot trends. Angus Loten, WSJ, "Google’s Looker Deal Fills Hole in Analytics Portfolio," 6 June 2019 Machines are expected to displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs across the world over the next decade, according to a recent report from Oxford Economics, a global forecasting and quantitative analysis firm. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees," 11 July 2019 Machines are expected to displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs across the world over the next decade, according to a report released Wednesday by Oxford Economics, a global forecasting and quantitative analysis firm. Anneken Tappe, CNN, "Robots could take 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030," 25 June 2019

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circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Quantitative analysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantitative%20analysis. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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quantitative analysis

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Medical Definition of quantitative analysis

: chemical analysis designed to determine the amounts or proportions of the components of a substance

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