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Analysis  (ANALYSIS)

For purposes of analysis1 it is usually necessary to obtain more refined figures2 from the raw data (131-1). The first stage in the analysis of data frequently consists of the computation3 of ratios, proportions, percentages, or rates (cf. paragraph 133). The last three are particular types of ratio.

  • 1. analysis n. — analytical adj. — analyse v.
  • 3. computation n. — compute v, — computer or computer n., one who is engaged in computation. The term "computer" has recently also been used for computing machines.