Critical Thinking Fundamentals

$1,660.00
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  • Critical Thinking Fundamentals

Critical Thinking Fundamentals

$1,660.00
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(FS-ISAC members receive 25% discount with code FSISAC25OFF. Membership will be verified prior to course start date.)
Duration: Two Weeks - 7 to 10 hours of learner participation per week
Students progress at their own pace; completing online learning activities, submitting quizzes, and participating in instructor-guided discussions in an online forum with course peers.
Audience:  Beginner to Intermediate
Topics and Techniques Explored:
  • The definitions of analysis and critical thinking
  • Various conceptual models and frameworks of analysis
  • The concepts of cognitive bias and intuitive traps
  • System 1 thinking (fast, efficient, and often unconscious or intuitive), and System 2 thinking (slow, deliberate, and analytic)
  • The use of the Analytic Spectrum to distinguish between straightforward reporting and “sensemaking”
  • How to apply critical thinking processes and tools to accelerate and improve analytic production

 Course Objectives:

  • Define an analyst’s roles, responsibilities and functions in analytic production
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Identify common cognitive biases and intuitive traps
  • Show how the use of Structured Analytic Techniques can improve analysis
  • Practice using critical thinking in analytic production
 {Student fee includes course textbooks—Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence by Katherine Hibbs Pherson and Randolph H. Pherson; and Handbook of Analytic Tools and Techniques by Randolph H. Pherson}