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Qualitative economics refers to representation and analysis of information about the direction of change (+, -, or 0) in some economic variable(s) as related to change of some other economic variable(s). For the non-zero case, what makes the change qualitative is that its direction but not its magnitude is specified. [ 1 ] Typical exercises of qualitative economics include comparative-static changes studied in microeconomics or macroeconomics and comparative equilibrium-growth states in a macroeconomic growth model .
Sensemaking is the process by which people give meaning to experience .
Qualitative research is a method of inquiry employed in many different academic disciplines, traditionally in the social sciences , but also in market research and further contexts. [ 1 ] Qualitative researchers aim to gather an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior. The qualitative method investigates the why and how of decision making , not just what , where , when .
Quantitative marketing research is the application of quantitative research techniques to the field of marketing.
Positivism is a philosophy of science based on the view that information derived from sensory experience , logical and mathematical treatments is the exclusive source of all authoritative knowledge, [ 1 ] that there is valid knowledge (truth) only in scientific knowledge. [ 2 ] Verified data received from the senses is known as empirical evidence . [ 1 ] This view, when applied to the social as to the natural sciences , holds that society operates according to general laws like the physical world.
Antipositivism (also known as interpretivism or interpretive sociology ) is the view in social science that the social realm may not be subject to the same methods of investigation as the natural world; that academics must reject [ need quotation to verify ] empiricism and the scientific method in the conduct of social research . Antipositivists hold that researchers should focus on understanding the interpretations that social actions have for the people being studied. [ 1 ] [ need quotation to verify ]
Computer Assisted/Aided Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) is the use of computer software to aid qualitative research such as transcription analysis, coding and text interpretation, recursive abstraction, content analysis , discourse analysis , grounded theory methodology , etc. [ edit ] Definition CAQDAS is used in psychology , marketing research , ethnography , and other social sciences .
Dedoose is a web application for qualitative and mixed methods research developed by professors from UCLA , and is the successor to EthnoNotes .