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Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis 2ed

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Since 9/11, the needs of intelligence agencies as well as the missions they conduct have increased in number, size, and complexity. As such, government and private security agencies are recruiting staff to analyze the vast amount of data collected in these missions. This textbook offers a way of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake intelligence work. It acquaints students and analysts with how intelligence fits into the larger research framework. It covers not only the essentials of applied research, but also the function, structure, and operational methods specifically involved in intelligence work. It looks at how analysts work with classified information in a security conscious environment as well as obtain data via covert methods. Students are left with little doubt about what intelligence is and how it is developed using scientific methods of inquiry. This revised edition of the popular text has been expanded and updated significantly.
Editor's Foreword Preface 1 Intelligence Theory 2 Intelligence Organizational Structures 3The Intelligence Research Process 4The Scientific Method of Inquiry 5 Intelligence Research Methodologies 6 Idea Generation and Conceptualization 7 Unobtrusive Data Collection 8 Open Sources of Information 9 Clandestine and Covert Sources of Information 10 Content Analysis of Qualitative Data 11 Qualitative Analytics 12 Target Profiles 13 Tactical Assessments 14 Vehicle Route Analysis 15 Geographic Analysis 16 Quantitative Analytics 17 Displaying Information in Figures and Tables 18 Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessments 19 Strategic Intelligence Assessments 20 Decision Support Analysis 21 Basics of Defensive Counterintelligence 22 Ethics in Intelligence Research Appendix-Critical Values of Chi-Square Distribution Index About the Author
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