What's in it for you?

  • Understanding

    This course is designed to give you a headstart on your journey as an analyst. Knowing your own weaknesses and how to make best use of information are important skills in a world where data is cheap, resources tight and information overwhelming.

  • Skill

    The course gives you foundation knowledge to perform in analyst and information support officer roles in intelligence teams; however, you will find it will assist you in any occupation dealing with the unraveling of complex problems.

  • Investment

    Just understanding how you think, process information and come up with answers to complex problems is a core life skill. Hence this course is provided as a standalone but is also one of the core modules of the longer Intelligence Officers course.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • How to use this course

    • A message from your instructor

    • Competencies and References

  2. 2
    • How do you Analyse?

    • Collation and Analysis: The Art of Applied Guesstimation

    • What is Evaluation?

    • Knowledge Check-In

    • Collation

    • Collation Tools

    • Clustering Example

    • Clustering Example Part Two

  3. 3
    • Reasoning, Logic and Arguments

    • Deductive Reasoning

    • How Did you Go?

    • Deductive, Inductive and Abductive Reasoning Quiz

    • Important Words

    • Deductive Reasoning Exercise

    • Inductive Reasoning: the Analytical Leap!

    • Inductive Reasoning Exercise

    • Abductive Reasoning

    • Abductive Reasoning Exercise

  4. 4
    • Challenges in Analysis

    • Bias Assignment

    • More About Collation Tools

    • How is Analysis Applied at Various Levels?

    • Competency Training: Association analysis

  5. 5
    • Conclusion

    • Congratulations!

    • Explanatory Tools Part One

    • Explanatory Tools Part Two

    • Before you go...


This course is an extract of the Intelligence Officer Course.

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