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Problem Solving Toolbox: Inquiry & Analysis/Judging

Inquiry & Analysis/Judging tool

Inquiry & Analysis

Inquiry is a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments.

Analysis is the process of breaking complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them (Association of American Colleges and Universities, n.d.)

Employers value employees who have skills of observing, inferring, predicting, classifying, and communicating to enhance their problem solving abilities and then be able to analyze the information by preparing the data, describing the data, and testing the hypothesis and model. 

In this section you will find resources for systematically collecting and analyzing evidence to explore issues in an effort to make informed conclusions and judgments.

Source: Association of American Colleges and Universities. (n.d.) VALUE: Valid assessment of learning in undergraduate education. Retrieved from



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