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Thursday, February 22, 2018

What is analysis?


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What is analysis? Here is my definition:


Analysis is a detailed examination of something with the purpose of drawing conclusions


I believe that analysis is not limited to a single method or set of rules. There are many different ways that a person can perform a detailed examination. Examples of analysis include writing down observations, constructing creative experiments, examining statistical data, thinking about various pieces of evidence, looking at graphs or determining the significance of something.



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