BOTTOM-UP ANALYSIS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 An approach to problem solving that starts with the specific instance and then works up through analytical levels and ends up with a hypothesis. See inductive reasoning. Compare to top-down analysis. BOTTOM-UP ANALYSIS: "Bottom-up analysis starts at the beginning and works up the end result." Related Psychology Terms BOTTOM-UP ANALYSIS BOTTOM-UP DESIGN TOP-DOWN ANALYSIS SYMBOLIC LOGIC PROBLEM-SOLVING INTERVIEW NAGLIERI NONVERBAL ABILITY TEST (NNAT) OTIS-LENNON SCHOOL ABILITY TEST (OLSAT) BOTTOM-UP PROCESSING GENERAL PROBLEM SOLVER (GPS) BOTTOM-UP PROCESSING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BOTTOM-UP ANALYSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bottom-up-analysis-2/ (accessed January 25, 2020).