Critical review of analytic techniques

Dhami, Mandeep K. and Belton, Ian and Careless, Kathryn (2016) Critical review of analytic techniques. In: European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC) 2016, 17-19 Aug 2016, Uppsala, Sweden.

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Abstract

In this paper, we classify 75 analytic techniques in terms of their primary function. We then highlight where across the stages of the generic analytic workflow the techniques might be best applied. Importantly, most of the techniques have some shortcomings, and none guarantee an accurate or bias-free analytic conclusion. We discuss how the findings of the present paper can be used to develop criteria for evaluating analytic techniques as well as the performance of analysts. We also discuss which sets of techniques ought to be consolidated as well as reveal gaps that need to be filled by new techniques.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Language, Learning and Cognition group
Item ID: 22742
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Depositing User: Mandeep Dhami
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 15:55
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2018 13:00
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22742

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