Intelligence analysis support guide: development and validation

Dhami, Mandeep K. ORCID logoORCID: and Careless, Kathryn (2021) Intelligence analysis support guide: development and validation. International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence . ISSN 0885-0607 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1080/08850607.2021.1966589)

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Research shows that intelligence analysts do not routinely follow a logical workflow, do not always use critical thinking, and that analysts’ training and experience are unrelated to analysts’ performance. The Analysis Support Guide (ASG) aims to capture, communicate, and encourage good analytic practice. The ASG is informed by organizational intelligence doctrine and past research on intelligence analysis. The ASG includes the generic analytic workflow, prompts for good practice at each stage of the workflow, indicators of good and poor analytic practice, and an analytic investigation questionnaire. The findings of a small-scale content validation study of the ASG are reported here. Fourteen analysts provided detailed feedback on its content. The results informed a revision of the ASG that is currently used to train new and experienced analysts. The ASG can also inform the development of analytic technologies and future research on the psychology of intelligence analysis

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 34258
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence on 07 Dec 2021, available online:
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Depositing User: Mandeep Dhami
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 10:59
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:38

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