Intelligence and Knowledge Development: What are the questions that Intelligence Professionals Ask?

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Abstract

The questions that Intelligence Professionals ask shape their understanding of problems, the way that these are researched, and the assessments that they make. This paper outlines a proposed research project aimed at identifying the questions that Intelligence Professionals ask as part of the analytic process. Are there specific questions that intelligence analysts ask when faced with an analytical problem? Do more experienced intelligence analysts ask different questions to more junior and inexperienced analysts? Do intelligence analysts use different types of questions for different problems? Alternatively, are there common questions that intelligence analysts ask that can be applied across a range of problems to gain insight and reduce uncertainty? This research paper has emerged from personal experience in course development and delivery of teaching to both junior and more experienced intelligence analysts and the nature of discussions and debates evident within analytic teams. This paper develops a set of initial research questions for examination so that we can be confident that we understand the questions that analysts actually ask within the analytic process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Studies Association 57th Annual Convention
Pages1-17
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Studies Association 57th Annual Convention - Headquarters Hotel: Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, United States
Duration: 16 Mar 201619 Mar 2016
http://www.isanet.org/Conferences/Atlanta-2016 (Conference website)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Studies Association 57th Annual Convention
Abbreviated titleExploring Peace
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period16/03/1619/03/16
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    Vandepeer, C. (2016). Intelligence and Knowledge Development: What are the questions that Intelligence Professionals Ask? In International Studies Association 57th Annual Convention (pp. 1-17)