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An Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Data from Professional Intelligence Analysts

Published

Author(s)

Jean C. Scholtz, Emile L. Morse, T T. Hewett

Abstract

Our goal is to produce metrics for measuring the effectiveness of software tools and environments produced for the intelligence community. To this end we need to understand the analytic process and to determine which data need to be captured to meaningfully measure process and effectiveness. In this paper we compare data from observational studies of professional intelligence analysts with data collected from an instrumented environment. We discuss some findings and their implications for possible metrics and for additional data needed to compute potential measures.
Proceedings Title
2005 International Conference on Intelligence Analysis

Keywords

analytic process, metrics, observational studies, qualitative data, quantitative data

Citation

Scholtz, J. , Morse, E. and Hewett, T. (2005), An Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Data from Professional Intelligence Analysts, 2005 International Conference on Intelligence Analysis, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=150270 (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created October 1, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017