@annadownie @bwalkden Yes, you are right. these are the two major points. The discussion is not about whether or not IATI should support qualitative results for a single activity, but about how qualitative results can be modelled in IATI without complicating data-use. When you want to do an statistical analysis over multiple activities, then you really need non-qualitative results.
@mikesmith Thanks for your comments. I think we could have an agreement
if we add 2 rules for the IATI guidelines:
1 - The @value may only be optional if the indicator measure is 'Qualitative'
2 - The @value must be a valid number for all non-qualitative measures.
Does this make sense?