Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development
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Descriptions or distinctions based on some quality or characteristic rather than on some quantity or measured value.
Qualitative information
Nonnumeric information such as conversation which is difficult to measure, count, or express in numerical terms.
A measurable property.
Quantitative models
Models based on numerical data used to predict and measure relationships in scientific research.
A research study that resembles a true experiment but lacks random assignment to treatment and control groups.