Definition: Analysis

Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it. It is typical science.

Types of Analysis according to Wikipedia are in Fig 1.

Fig 1: Types of analysis as a GoodReason intentionality graph.

Because of intentionality as the semantics, from the graph it is possible to find similarities between different approaches from A to O. For example, business and economy have much in common. The figure is one step to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary learning: what is common in inputs, outputs, learning, methods etc.

Activity theory is a framework for analysis and study

The well-known triangle of Activity theory is in Fig 2. It and the GoodReason methodology relate to each other in the main level:

  • Systems are artifacts in the top (tools and signs).
  • Object is the selected topic to be updated into Outcome.
  • Subject is the person who studies, e.g uses systems thinking – methods.
  • Sampling means Mediating artifacts. They are a link between the user (sense) and the topic to argument in the positive or negative direction.

Fig 2. The activity theory model by Vygovksy and Engeström.

We demonstrate in thes web pages several samples about certain information, captured from Wikipedia as well as from some other challenging sources.


”My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”