Qualitative analysis is used in chemistry in order to determine which chemical elements, either single or grouped, are present in a given sample of material. Qualitative analysis is typically performed using a mass spect... More »

Qualitative research usually entails fieldwork in which researchers focus on processes rather than on outcomes; this type of research does not need a hypothesis. Some examples of qualitative research are researchers stud... More »

According to Dr. Angela Velez of Davenport University, the limitations of qualitative analysis include issues with external validity, time constraints, human error and value-driven results. Qualitative analysis does not ... More »

A chemical assay refers to the analysis of a sample material, called analyte, using a set of chemical procedures. The objective is to determine the identity of the analyte's unknown components, isolate them and quantify ... More »

A compound is a material made from two or more chemical elements that have bonded. The two main types of compound bonds are covalent bonds and ionic bounds. More »

The disadvantage of correlation research is that information pulled from data analysis is very limited. This type of research only shows if there is a positive correlation, negative correlation, or no correlation between... More »

In psychology, factor analysis is a mathematical way to reduce a large number of variables to a smaller number of variables for an experiment. The smaller number of variables are the ones that are actively reported at th... More »