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Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis - Richards J. Heuer, Jr.

Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis

Spiral Ringed Book

Published: 2nd July 2014
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This book showcases fifty-five structured analytic techniques - five new to this edition - that represent the most current best practices in intelligence, law enforcement, homeland security, and business analysis. With much more depth, detail, and utility than existing handbooks, each technique is clearly and systematically explained. Logically organized and richly illustrated, and with spiral binding and tabs that separate techniques into categories, this book is an easy-to-use, comprehensive reference.

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview 1.1 Our Vision 1.2 Two Types of Thinking 1.3 Dealing with Bias 1.4 The Role of Structured Analytic Techniques 1.5 The Value of Team Analysis 1.6 The History of Structured Analytic Techniques 1.7 Selection of Techniques for This Book 1.8 Quick Summary of Chapters Chapter 2: Building a System 2 Taxonomy 2.1 Taxonomy of System 2 Methods 2.2 Taxonomy of Structured Analytic Techniques Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Technique 3.1 Core Techniques 3.2 Five Habits Every Analyst Should Master 3.3 One Project, Multiple Techniques 3.4 Common Errors in Selecting Techniques 3.5 Structured Technique Selection Guide Chapter 4: Decomposition and Visualization 4.1 Getting Started Checklist 4.2 AIMS (Audience, Issue, Message, Storyline) 4.3 Customer Checklist 4.4 Issue Redefinition 4.5 Chronologies and Timelines 4.6 Sorting 4.7 Ranking, Scoring, Prioritizing 4.8 Matrices 4.9 Venn Analysis 4.10 Network Analysis 4.11 Mind Maps and Concept Maps 4.12 Process Maps and Gantt Charts Chapter 5: Idea Generation 5.1 Structured Brainstorming 5.2 Virtual Brainstorming 5.3 Nominal Group Technique 5.4 Starbursting 5.5 Cross-Impact Matrix 5.6 Morphological Analysis 5.7 Quadrant Crunching(t) Chapter 6: Scenarios and Indicators 6.1 Scenarios Analysis 6.2 Indicators 6.3 Indicators Validation Chapter 7: Hypothesis Generation and Testing 7.1 Hypothesis Generation 7.2 Diagnostic Reasoning 7.3 Analysis of Competing Hypotheses 7.4 Argument Mapping 7.5 Deception Detection Chapter 8: Assessment of Cause and Effect 8.1 Key Assumptions Check 8.2 Structured Analogies 8.3 Role Playing 8.4 Red Hat Analysis 8.5 Outside-In Thinking Chapter 9: Challenge Analysis 9.1 Premortem Analysis 9.2 Structured Self-Critique 9.3 What If? Analysis 9.4 High Impact/Low Probability Analysis 9.5 Devil's Advocacy 9.6 Red Team Analysis 9.7 Delphi Method Chapter 10: Conflict Management 10.1 Adversarial Collaboration 10.2 Structured Debate Chapter 11: Decision Support 11.1 Decision Trees 11.2 Decision Matrix 11.3 Pros-Cons-Faults-and-Fixes 11.4 Force Field Analysis 11.5 SWOT Analysis 11.6 Impact Matrix 11.7 Complexity Manager Chapter 12: Practitioner's Guide to Collaboration 12.1 Social Networks and Analytic Teams 12.2 Dividing the Work 12.3 Common Pitfalls with Small Groups 12.4 Benefiting from Diversity 12.5 Advocacy vs. Objective Inquiry 12.6 Leadership and Training Chapter 13: Validation of Structured Analytic Techniques 13.1 Limits of Empirical Analysis 13.2 Establishing Face Validity 13.3 A Program for Empirical Validation 13.4 Recommended Research Program Chapter 14: The Future of Structured Analytic Techniques 14.1 Structuring the Data 14.2 Key Drivers 14.3 Imagining the Future: 2020

ISBN: 9781452241517
ISBN-10: 1452241511
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Spiral Ringed Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 2nd July 2014
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 15.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.64