Analytic Culture in the United States Intelligence Community: An Ethnographic Study

Analytic Culture in the United States Intelligence Community: An Ethnographic Study

by Rob Johnston

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Overview

Identifies and describes conditions and variables that negatively affect intelligence analysis. Investigates analytic culture, methodology, error, and failure within the Intelligence Community. Uses an applied anthropological methodology that includes interviews, direct and participant observation, and focus groups. Contains a bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929667130
Publisher: U.S. Executive Office of the President
Publication date: 06/14/2005
Pages: 181
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
 
Foreword by Gregory F. Treverton
Introduction
Part 1: Research Findings
    Definitions
    Findings
Part 2: Ethnography of Analysis
    A Taxonomy of Intelligence Variables
    Testing the Intelligence Cycle Through Systems Modeling Nad Simulation
Part 3: Potential Areas for Improvement
    Integrating Methodologists into Teams of Experts
    The Question of Foreign Cultures
    Instructional Technology
    Organizational Culture
    Recommendations
Part 4: Notes on Methodology
    Survey Methodology
    Q-sort Methodology
    The “File-drawer” Problem and Calculation of Effect Size
Appendix: Selected Literature
Bibliography
Afterword by Joseph Hayes
The Author

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