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Objective 2.2 – Analyze Information

 

Description of Objective 2.2 – Analyze the Information

This objective consists of applying analysis methods that are appropriate to one’s domain of study. These analytical methods aim at interpreting the information logically and giving it meaning.

Of all of the skills of the ICT Profile for Students, this objective is the most open and adaptable to all programs and disciplines. Even though the general process is quite similar from one program to another, there is no analysis process unique to all programs as they each have their own analysis methods and tools.

Supplemental Information

Among the three objectives of the ICT Profile aimed at processing information, analysis is the operation that is most often associated with an intellectual process. Arising within a disciplinary logic or field of expertise, it is sometimes difficult to link the analysis to a digital tool. In spite of the importance of cognitive operations in analysis, digital tools can often be used to one’s advantage in order to support certain operations.

In view of vocabulary, notions of quantitative and qualitative data are important in some areas of analysis. The following expressions are also heard in our circles: literary analysis, concept analysis, critical analysis, financial analysis, content analysis, etc.

Requirements - Suggestions

Demonstrating the mastering of this objective generally involves justifying one’s choices, presenting one’s approach as well as the ability to use the functions of the selected analysis tools.

Potential Tools

Because there is a wide variety of analysis, tools have to be the same. Some of the main tools are relevant in many disciplines (such as office tools), while other areas require more specialized tools.

In Practice

It would normally be appropriate to analyze the information in real situations with one approach per problem.

This objective can be carried out independently, for example during a statistical analysis or one that follows the acquisition of data. Otherwise, it can sometimes be difficult to dissociate the analysis from the two other ways of processing information (see objective 2.1 and 2.3), because they are often carried out using linear logic.

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