I like to break down the bifurcated partitions in analysis and apply qualitative modes to quantitative problems by asking why things are the way they are, while also injecting quantitative methods to give arguments concrete weight. This idea stems from my dual education in philosophy and mathematics.
Confucians believe that life is determined by series of relationships. Everything in life is representable as a variable: whether binary, categorical, or numerical. Yet, what all variables have in common is that they are quantifiable. Thus, everything is data. Data analysis seeks relationships among variables. Therefore, I pursue truth through data analysis.