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Qualitative measures

Measures that provide descriptive information using words and symbols in a non-numerical format that explains how and why things occurred. When combined with quantitative measures, qualitative measures can provide context to the results of a study. On their own, they provide rich information that can help to explore different issues, including how and why projects work the way they do. Qualitative information is usually collected through open-ended interviews, direct observations, and written documents (National Crime Prevention Centre, 2006).

Source: reproduced with the permission of the Government of Canada

added by
Burkhard Hasenpusch
German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP)

french: Données qualitatives