This book will help education students develop their understanding of critical analysis. It outlines the skills needed to examine and challenge data and encourages an appreciation of how this way of thinking can enrich the personal and professional development of students. It gives clear definitions of key terms and examples of how to analyse data. The book sets out how Action Learning Sets can contribute to analytical skills and helps students develop self-evaluation skills in order to recognise personal values and perceptions. It will also help develop confidence in using critical analysis through modelling, case studies and reflective tasks.