Like most crime analysts, you probably think of your job in rather modest terms.
Intelligence analysis is a process of evaluating and transforming raw data into descriptions, hypotheses, and explanations for intelligence consumers.
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If you're tired of using the same old search box on your local library website for research projects, it might be time to broaden your horizons.
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In a recent BBH Labs post ( Wind Tunnel Marketing, The Sequel: On the Need for Divergent Insight ) that talked about the need for divergent thinking and stimulus in approaching problem solving (& creative ideation), Chaz Wigley, the Chairman of BBH in Asia Pacific, mentioned how the CIA ‘s (I’ve always wanted to link to the CIA) Problem Definition Checklist provoked precisely this kind of approach; rounded, many-faceted, flexible. These questions are known as “context-free questions” and are designed “to encourage agents to look at a challenge from many different angles. Using Phoenix is like holding your challenge in your hand. You can turn it, look at it from underneath, see it from one view, hold it up to another position, imagine solutions, and really be in control of it” (see the excellent, if chewy, paper on Exploring Exploratory Testing , for more here).
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I call myself a statistician, because, well, I'm a statistics graduate student.
Social Network Analysis: Introduction and Resources What is Social Network Analysis? Network Data Collection and Representation
Weft QDA Weft QDA is an easy-to-use, free and open-source tool for the analysis of textual data such as interview transcripts, fieldnotes and other documents.
This article deals with the intellectual process of analysis itself, as opposed to intelligence analysis management , which, in turn, is a subcomponent of intelligence cycle management . For a complete hierarchical list of articles in this series, see the intelligence cycle management hierarchy .
That’s quite the mouthful. Let me start with a huge caveat: I’m not an expert on this, and much of it may be incorrect.