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Definition of Analysis

(noun) The process of separating a whole into its parts for discussion, interpretation, or study.

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Syllabification: a·nal·y·sis

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Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /uh-nAl-uh-sis/
  • British English – /uh-nAl-i-sis/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /əˈnæləsəs/
  • British English – /əˈnalᵻsɪs/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: analyses
  • The unit of analysis is the basic element of research.
  • A type of method.
  • An (noun) analyst or (noun) analyzer (adverb) analytically (verb) analyzes data that is (adjectiveanalyzable and has (noun) analyzability.

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Works Consulted

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Random House Webster’s College Dictionary. 1997. New York: Random House.

Tischler, Henry L. 2011. Introduction to Sociology. 10th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Analysis

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “analysis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved April 22, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/analysis/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

analysis. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/analysis/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “analysis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed April 22, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/analysis/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“analysis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Apr. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/analysis/>.