Analytical Writing Characteristics

Analytical Writing

Two Types of Analytical Papers

Scientific

Humanistic

Epistemology

Discover the truth

Create meaning

Human Nature

Determinism

Free will

Value Priority

Objectivity

Emancipation

Purpose of Theory

Give universal laws

Give rules for interpretation

Research Methods

Experiment and Survey

Textual analysis and ethnography

Standards for Evaluation

Explanation of data
Prediction of future
Relative simplicity
Testable hypotheses
Practical utility

Understanding of people
Clarification of values
Aesthetic appeal
Community of agreement
Reform society