An analysis is the actual or mental decomposition of an object or system into its components (elements) in order to describe them precisely and in detail afterwards.

Objects and systems can be all phenomena in reality like people, things, organizations, processes etc. Analyses can be performed on an object, for example:

  • its components and characteristics,
  • its relations with the environment and
  • its evolution over time.

But an analysis is also the result: an analysis is the precise and detailed description or representation of an object or system with its components and characteristics, its relationships with the environment and its development over time.

Example: a written market analysis or assessment of a person or expert opinion on a software implementation process or project risks.

What is an analysis type or analysis model for the bachelor’s or master’s thesis?

The analysis type is the type of analysis according to the focus on an object. The focus defines the section or aspect of the object.

Examples:

The "object" is a person: the focus of the analysis can be the competence profile of a person (characteristics analysis) or the relationship with the family (cause analysis, effect analysis, relationship analysis, factor analysis) or the development of the person's competences (evolution analysis) or other aspects.

The "object" is a social system like an organization: The focus of the analysis can be the employee situation of a company, (pattern analysis) the company’s relationship with the community, (cause analysis, effect analysis, relationship analysis, factor analysis) the risk situation in a department of the company, (risk analysis), the development of the company in the area of innovation (evolution analysis) or other aspects.

The "object" is a social system like a city: The focus of the analysis is the infrastructure of a city, (pattern analysis) the relationship with the surrounding area (cause analysis, effect analysis, relationship analysis, factor analysis) or the development of the city (evolution analysis) or other aspects.

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