(noun) The process of separating a whole into its parts for discussion, interpretation, or study.
(noun) The result of analysis.
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- Plural: analyses
- The basic level of analysis is the unit of analysis.
- A type of method.
- Analysis used in a sentence: We completed an analysis of Émile Durkheim’s (1858–1917) Suicide (1897) this week in class.
- An (noun) analyst or (noun) analyzer (adverb) analytically (verb) analyzes data that is (adjective) analyzable and has (noun) analyzability
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- Word origin of “analysis” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- analysis – The Indiana Philosophy Ontology Project: inpho.cogs.indiana.edu
- analysis – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: plato.stanford.edu
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How to Cite the Definition of Analysis
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “analysis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 27, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/analysis/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
analysis. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/analysis/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “analysis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 27, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/analysis/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“analysis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/analysis/>.