Research Analysis

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What Is Research Analysis?

After gathering research data and recording this on a research log, we should give careful thought to what it all means.  Often this can take longer than merely finding the data.  It is, perhaps, the most important part of the research process, for here one determines the relationships of elements, choosing what appears to be true and casting out false theories.


The following table is an example of how to arrange data for critical analysis.  Note that the columns from left to right suggest steps in the thought process: