Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something, typically as a basis for discussion or interpretation
an interesting analysis of England's tax laws
The process of determining the presence or proportion of different gases in a mixture; gasometry.
Philosophy. Analysis of the grounds and assumptions on which a theory, explanation, or account is based; an instance of this.
The systematic investigation and forecasting of risks in business and commerce.
The analysis of oneself, in particular one’s motives and character
A study undertaken by an organization to identify its internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as its external opportunities and threats
Analysis of politics, society, etc., using social class as the central means of understanding and explanation, especially with reference to Marxist or Weberian theory; an instance of this.
A process in which the values of observed data are expressed as functions of a number of possible causes in order to find which are the most important
Psychol. psychological analysis which takes into account the groups (social, professional, etc.) to which a person belongs.
The activity of gathering information about conditions that affect a marketplace
(Chiefly in educational or management theory) the systematic analysis of the particular needs of an individual or institution.
Analysis of attitude changes by means of panel studies.
The analysis of samples of pollen to determine the species present; palynology
The technique of using probits in statistical analysis.
The action or fact of analysing data retrospectively.
An analysis of a system; (in later use) = systems analysis.
The systematic and critical assessment by an organization of every feature of a product to ensure that its cost is no greater than is necessary to carry out its functions
Inability to respond effectively to a situation due to an over-analytical approach or to an excess of available information.
A method of analysing the structure of texts or utterances longer than one sentence, taking into account both their linguistic content and their sociolinguistic context; analysis performed using this method.
Statistics = factor analysis.
The analysis of a complex waveform expressed as a series of sinusoidal functions, the frequencies of which form a harmonic series
The mathematical analysis of complex working procedures in terms of a network of related activities
The branch of mathematics that deals with the development and use of numerical methods for solving problems
Analysis of a language based on its patterns of stress and intonation in various contexts
Analysis of voting patterns in one or more roll-call votes.
The process of computationally identifying and categorizing opinions expressed in a piece of text, especially in order to determine whether the writer’s attitude towards a particular topic, product, etc., is positive, negative, or neutral
Financial analysis that uses patterns in market data to identify trends and make predictions
A technique of analysis in which atoms of a particular element in a sample are made radioactive, typically by irradiation with neutrons, and their concentration is then determined radiologically
The analysis of the meaning of an expression into discrete semantic components
Analysis using the fact that physical quantities added to or equated with each other must be expressed in terms of the same fundamental quantities (such as mass, length, or time) for inferences to be made about the relations between them
Statistical analysis using a discriminant function to assign data to one of two or more groups
The study and analysis of handwriting, especially as a means of inferring a person’s character or abilities; an instance of this.
The analysis of language or its structure; (Philosophy) analysis that takes language itself, rather than its subject matter, as the primary focus of study; an instance of this.
The analysis of data by means of a periodogram.
The branch of philosophy that deals with the clarification of existing concepts and knowledge
Identification of the constituents, e.g., elements or functional groups, present in a substance
Analysis of a situation or event, especially a financial market, by means of complex mathematical and statistical modeling
Analysis of the use of rhetorical figures and patterns in a composition; an example of this.
A system of popular psychology based on the idea that one’s behavior and social relationships reflect an interchange between parental (critical and nurturing), adult (rational), and childlike (intuitive and dependent) aspects of personality established early in life
Chemical analysis in which a sample is made radioactive by exposure to radiation and its components are then identified, and their concentrations measured, by radiochemical method; also called activation analysis.
The systematic investigation and evaluation of the risks and benefits involved in a commercial or scientific procedure or undertaking.
Analysis of the degree of stress in a person's voice (especially as represented by a particular laryngeal component), used as a means of judging the truthfulness of what he or she is saying.
When everything has been considered (used to suggest that a statement expresses the basic truth about a complex situation)
The mathematical network analysis technique of planning complex working procedures with reference to the critical path of each alternative system
A method of chemical analysis in which a sample is irradiated with neutrons and its radioactive components are then identified and measured using various spectrometric and radiochemical techniques.
A method of analysis which involves finding the linear combination of a set of variables that has maximum variance and removing its effect, repeating this successively
The quantitative analysis of chemical compounds using a sample of a few milligrams