3 Credit
October 1st

Coming Spring 2018! Fundamentals of Analysis and Structured Thinking

$1,800.00
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  • Coming Spring 2018! Fundamentals of Analysis and Structured Thinking
3 Credit
October 1st

Coming Spring 2018! Fundamentals of Analysis and Structured Thinking

$1,800.00
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Fundamentals of Analysis and Structured Thinking - This eight (8) week online course provides a foundation for analytic reasoning for students. It focuses on advanced, applied skills for problems analysis, problem solving, and decision-making. The course is designed to help the student apply the rigor of the scientific method to strategy and information analysis through the use of Structured Analytic Techniques (SATs). The course teaches students the strengths and limitations of human judgment and decision-making, and how to use SATs to mitigate the impact of cognitive bias. Disclaimer: Contact your institution to determine transfer eligibilityFundamentals of Analysis and Structured Thinking

This workshop provides students with an opportunity to explore the following topics and practice using eight SATs:

  • How to define an intelligence question or research question
  • How to distinguish between a simple, complicated, complex, and chaotic problem
  • How to deal with lies, big lies, and statistics
  • Identifying the Structured Analytic Techniques most appropriate to address the question, including:
    • Brainstorming
    • Multiple Hypothesis Generation
    • Diagnostic Reasoning
    • Analysis of Competing Hypotheses
    • Key Assumptions Check
    • Decision Matrix
    • Premortem Analysis and Structured Self-Critique
  • Put together an intelligence product using the most appropriate methodology and techniques for the question