Evidence-Based Software Engineering

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Glossary - qualitative


A measurement form that (typically) involves some form of human judgement or assessment in assigning values to an attribute, and hence which may use an ordinal scale or a nominal scale. Qualitative data is also referred to as subjective data, but such data can be quantitative, such as responses to questions in survey instruments.

This entry was last updated on 5 August 2008