2.4. So Many Analyses, So Little Time
Performance analysis. Front-end analysis. Task analysis. Content analysis. Learner analysis. Root cause analysis. We could devote a book to the distinctions so laboriously drawn between these concepts. But this isn't that book. Why?
Making those distinctions isn't necessary for effective practice—and this book is about practice. We'll focus on the kinds of information and sources that you require up front, when you are launching an effort, in order to consult effectively with clients and customers no matter what you dub the analysis. The best place for defining these terms is in a lengthier text or a glossary.
Exhibit 2.2: Solution System Self-Check.