Qualitative / adjective
1. concerned with quality or qualities
Firstly, it was woefully underfunded. Secondly, by making testing the end-all-be-all of educational performance, we ignored the more qualitative dimensions of education, which help a child expand and become a whole person.
-- Rep. Dennis Kucinich, The Washington Post, 2007-10-18
Many agencies are abandoning the painstaking analysis of reams of statistical information - called quantitative research - in favor of one-on-one and group interviews, or qualitative research.
-- Randall Rothenburn, New York Times, 1969-04-06