analytic thinking

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Noun1.analytic thinking - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relationsanalytic thinking - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
partitioning, breakdown - an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
cost-benefit analysis - an analysis of the cost effectiveness of different alternatives in order to see whether the benefits outweigh the costs
dissection - a minute and critical analysis
reasoning by elimination, elimination - analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
reductionism - the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents
systems analysis - analysis of all aspects of a project along with ways to collect information about the operation of its parts
trend analysis - analysis of changes over time
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The second half of the book also serves to make clear what has been close to the surface all along: careful, analytic thinking can take us only so far in a field so deeply characterized by uncertainty and clashing values.
She said a lot of people think chess was very hard to learn and play but having young people learn to play a game that is considered complex and difficult improves their confidence and self-esteem because the written and unwritten rules of chess require discipline, good behaviour and manners as the need to make calculations based on the chessboard grid and the value of the pieces improve analytic thinking.'Our primary educational objectives for teaching chess to children is to help improve their ability to think effectively.
Preparing Students with 21st-Century Career-Ready Skills will focus on helping students develop skills such as effective communication and analytic thinking, and Embedding Career Guidance is designed to help faculty members talk to students and incorporate strategies in their courses that connect students with career pathways.
The ability to balance empathy and analytic thinking is a huge advantage in anything.
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The Status of Analytic Thinking in Tibetan Middle Way Philosophy, KENNETH LIBERMAN
Instead, Hacker teaches facility with numbers--or what he calls "adult arithmetic." It involves statistics, analytic thinking and computation.
From promoting analytic thinking to taking into account what motivates students and affects their actions, Talk About Teaching is for educators who want to open and foster dialogues that support the learning process.
holistic) on EFT performance, F(1,147) = 16.44, p < .05, [[eta].sup.2.sub.p] = .10, where individuals primed with the analytic thinking style identified a greater number of figures ([M.sub.analytic] = 24.83) than those primed with the holistic thinking style ([M.sub.holistic] = 20.93).
They discuss developments in music therapy during the last 50 years, focusing on the practice of music therapy in groups and the ways analytic thinking has evolved within music therapy; the development of group work in music therapy in the UK; core concepts in group analysis, including interconnectedness, psychoanalytic processes, group-specific processes, the socializing process, and the role of the conductor, as well as the mother and oothero approaches; group music therapy in the early years and in terms of attachment; and clinical perspectives, including clinical vignettes, co-therapy, and experiential groups in training.
Gervais and Norenzayan's measure of analytical thinking, the Analytic Thinking Task (ATT), contains only three items.

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