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What is an analysis?

Asked by Quinnk123 (201points) April 10th, 2011

I have to type an analysis paper for my science project and I don’t even know what that is. Please help!

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laureth's avatar

This might help. You’ll want to make the specific details about your own project, of course.

Jeruba's avatar

Didn’t your instructor give you any guidance? Your instructor’s requirements are what counts when it comes to fulfilling an assignment.

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roundsquare's avatar

Without knowing more from your teacher, we can’t really give you more than a dictionary definition….

Holds in side rant about “modern” education.

wundayatta's avatar

Normally, you ask a question, gather data that will enable you to answer the question and then analyse that data and come up with an answer. If you are not analyzing data, then I guess you would be doing a meta-analysis. You would look at research that has already been done on a subject and compare the analyses of those research papers.

dabbler's avatar

aw c’mon what were you doing ? texting while the instructor explained the assignment? ;-) Jeruba is spot on. What counts is what your instructor thinks is an analysis paper.

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