A Tradecraft Primer: Structured Analytic Techniques for Improving Intelligence Analysis

A Tradecraft Primer Structured Analytic Techniques for Improving Intelligence Analysis Original publisher Washington D C U S Central Intelligence Agency Center for the Study of Intelligence LC Number BF OCLC Number OCoLC Subject Intelligence service United States Me

  • Title: A Tradecraft Primer: Structured Analytic Techniques for Improving Intelligence Analysis
  • Author: The United States of America
  • ISBN: 9781234065867
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Original publisher Washington, D.C U.S Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2009 LC Number BF444 OCLC Number OCoLC 436207961 Subject Intelligence service United States Methodology Excerpt THE METHOD s 4 t most critical or compelling An analyst or a team might begin a quality of information check by s t t develOriginal publisher Washington, D.C U.S Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 2009 LC Number BF444 OCLC Number OCoLC 436207961 Subject Intelligence service United States Methodology Excerpt THE METHOD s 4 t most critical or compelling An analyst or a team might begin a quality of information check by s t t developing a database in which corroboration of critical reporting information is stored according to source type and date, with additional notations s J indicating strengths or weaknesses in 4 information in light of new facts or those sources Ideally, analysts would circumstances that cast it in a have a retrieval and search capability on different light the database, so that periodic reviews are less labor intensive and result in a s t complete review of all sources identified and properly flagged for other used in past analysis For the information analysts analysis based on recalled review to be fully effective, analysts will reporting should also be reviewed to need as much background information determine if the reporting was essential on sources as is feasible Knowing the to the judgments made circumstances in which reporting was obtained is often critical to understanding s j its validity With the data in hand, analysts information has been interpreted and can then caveated properly s J t t s 4 t t t accuracy analysts can place in sources, which 4 are likely to figure in future analytic Analysis of Competing Hypotheses ACH , discussed later in the primer, is a useful technique assessments for exploring the possibility that dec

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    1. A refreshing reminder of the varying types of analysis techniques that can be used to challenge assumptions, question pre-set variables and keep analysis fresh when it matters.

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