an analysis (Greek ανάλυση, of the old-Greek verb ἀναλύειν „dissolve “) is an holistic, systematic investigation, with which the examined object or subject is dismembered and divided into its components and these is afterwards arranged, examined and evaluated.The cross-linking of the individual elements and their integration may not be ignored.

The analysis however comes of to an older, more scholarly Greek word form (ανάλυσις) and becomes nowadays in many science languages v. A. specifically for the mathematical teachingsthe differential and integral calculus used (in the today's Greek however one says analysis to all meanings ανάλυση „“).

Depending upon branch of science for analyses different methods are used.

In the chemical analysis it goes along therefore, the single components of compound materials or solutionsto determine chemical and physical methods. Becomes between more qualitative (“which materials are present? ”) and quantitative analysis (“like much a certain material is present? ”) differentiated.

Most branches of science (z. B. Social and economic science, computer science, engineer sciences, etc.) use for analyses determined statistic tools. The data analysis corresponds thereby to the phase of the evaluation and following interpretation of the collected data. The goal of such an analysis is usually the statement of an actual condition or the study of the causes of this actual condition. The analysis phase is usually onlyan inevitably necessary step, in order to solve existing problems or improve a situation. This method has also its borders.

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