How Does A Dictionary Define Qualitative?


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A dictionary defines the word qualitative as something that is related to quality or kind. It is a word used to describe the kind, type or direction of an object. It does not take into account the size, magnitude or degree of the object. Qualitative statements are comparative statements, but they do not quantify the objects that are being compared to each other. Qualitative observations are those observations which do not involve the use of any unit of measurement or number.

A qualitative statement is one which refers only to the characteristics of the object in question. There is no numerical measurement involved in a qualitative statement. It reflects only on the relative size or magnitude. It does state that an object X is larger, smaller or equal in size to another object Y. However, it does not give any other specific details about the comparisons between the two objects.

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