Whats the difference?
Most Helpful Guy
Analysis - to me is simply reviewing the data and deriving your conclusions and recommendations from the information provided. No questions asked, the data is the data.
Critical thinking is where you take it a step further and question the data-set, the methodology, the conditions, the variables, and criticize the work.
I equate the analysis part to simply reading a book in English class (ie., what does the book say and draw direct conclusions that the author conveys in the book). The critical thinking is your afterthoughts or opinion of what you read.1
Most Helpful Girl
Critical thinking is also called critical analysis you are splitting hairs.1