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Analysis

As noted in Figure 2.1, the analysis stage answers the basic question, What do the data mean? Here researchers look carefully at the data to see how the various parts paint a picture or tell a story. Analysis requires discovering relationships—how one event or situation or fact brings about or affects another, how that connection may bring about another of its kind, but perhaps slightly different in its makeup. The important thing to remember is that analysis in solving problems is not a discrete process that happens only after definition and research have taken place, or that does not have to take into account resolution and synthesis (the suggestion of a solution) and possibly implementation, the last steps in solving problems. Analysis goes on all the time in solving problems, as we have illustrated in Figure 2.3.

Figure 2.3. The role of analysis in the technical problem-solving process



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