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analysis

 [ah-nal´ĭ-sis] (pl. anal´yses)
separation into component parts.
psychoanalysis. adj., adj analyt´ic.
activity analysis the breaking down of an activity into its smallest components for the purpose of assessment.
bivariate analysis statistical procedures that involve the comparison of summary values from two groups on the same variable or of two variables within a group.
blood gas analysis see blood gas analysis.
chromosome analysis see chromosome.
concept analysis examination of the attributes of a concept as it occurs in ordinary usage in order to identify the meanings attached to the concept.
content analysis a systematic procedure for the quantification and objective examination of qualitative data, such as written or oral messages, by the classification and evaluation of terms, themes, or ideas; for example, the measurement of frequency, order, or intensity of occurrence of the words, phrases, or sentences in a communication in order to determine their meaning or effect.
correlational analysis a statistical procedure to determine the direction of a relationship (positive or negative correlation) between two variables and the strength of the relationship (ranging from perfect correlation through no correlation to perfect inverse correlation and expressed by the absolute value of the correlation coefficient).
analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) a variation of analysis of variance that adjusts for confounding by continuous variables.
data analysis the reduction and organization of a body of data to produce results that can be interpreted by the researcher; a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods may be used, depending upon the nature of the data to be analyzed and the design of the study.
ego analysis in psychoanalytic treatment, the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the ego, especially its defense mechanisms against unacceptable unconscious impulses.
gait analysis see gait analysis.
gastric analysis see gastric analysis.
multiple-locus variable number of tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) a laboratory tool designed to recognize tandem repeats and other qualities in the genome of an individual to provide a high resolution DNA fingerprint for the purpose of identification.
multivariate analysis statistical techniques used to examine more than two variables at the same time.
power analysis a statistical procedure that is used to determine the number of required subjects in a study in order to show a significant difference at a predetermined level of significance and size of effect; it is also used to determine the power of a test from the sample size, size of effect, and level of significance in order to determine the risk of Type II error when the null hypothesis is accepted.
qualitative analysis the determination of the nature of the constituents of a compound or a mixture of compounds.
quantitative analysis determination of the proportionate quantities of the constituents of a compound or mixture.
SNP analysis analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms to assess artificially produced genetic modifications or identify different strains of an organism.
transactional analysis a type of psychotherapy based on an understanding of the interactions (transactions) between patient and therapist and between patient and others in the environment; see also transactional analysis.
analysis of variance ANOVA; a statistical test used to examine differences among two or more groups by comparing the variability between the groups with the variability within the groups.
variance analysis the identification of patient or family needs that are not anticipated and the actions related to these needs in a system of managed care. There are four kinds of origin for the variance: patient-family origin, system-institutional origin, community origin, and clinician origin.
vector analysis analysis of a moving force to determine both its magnitude and its direction, e.g., analysis of the scalar electrocardiogram to determine the magnitude and direction of the electromotive force for one complete cycle of the heart.

concept analysis

examination of the attributes of a concept as it occurs in ordinary usage in order to identify the meanings attached to the concept.
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Identification of the criteria used to measure the presence or existence of the attributes of the concept, known as the empirical referents, is the final step in conducting a concept analysis (Walker & Avant, 2011).
Reference [22] develops a general framework for the study of granular computing and knowledge reduction in formal concept analysis.
During the fieldwork stage of the concept analysis, data generation was conducted over two phases with the parents of breastfed infants from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds.
Hanks (2007) presents an excellent concept analysis of barriers to advocacy, noting some barriers are internal to the person and some within the environment.
This concept analysis describes QOL in clients living with ESRD in an e?
The purpose of this study is to distinguish the defining attributes of moral distress from a nursing perspective through the use of Rodgers' evolutionary model of concept analysis.
Computer science, math, electrical engineering, and economics specialists from around the world cover topics such as granular computing as a paradigm of human-inspired problem solving and information processing, issues of process mining from data and domain knowledge, the technology of hyperboxes and fuzzy sets, relation based rough set algebras, a taxonomy of types of granularity, interval computation, rule extraction and evaluation, granular models, the semantics of rough logic, a granular entropy method in the area of image clustering, and uses in object-oriented software development, formal concept analysis, and web searches.
The aforementioned steps include concept analysis, the placing of the concepts in relationships, a description of the model and guidelines to operationalise the model.
We saw concept analysis as offering a strategy for reviewing the literature and comprehensively describing the nature and extent of violence that nurses experience in their practice.
This paper did a survey several definitions of the concepts of sustainable development, and of technological paradigm and make the link between this based on pattern theory and formal concept analysis.
Defining and measuring nursing productivity: a concept analysis and pilot study.
Mills articulates a thorough and intimate case study in concept analysis and logic in the design of faceted classification for information retrieval.