What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative documentation?


When it comes to documenting human rights violations, the stories and narratives are often more important (and reliable) than the numbers. Current Martus users have said that they appreciate how the tool supports qualitative documentation so we want to use this thread to better understand what this looks like.

Here are some questions to get the conversation started:

  1. What are the strengths and weakness of qualitative documentation? What kind of analysis does it provide?
  2. How are you using qualitative documentation? What does this look like?
  3. How did Martus support qualitative documentation? What tools/platforms can support this now that Martus is sunsetting?