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Insight to Intelligence: Facilitating Creative and Imaginative Analysis with Bernard Lonergan’s Insight Methodology

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dc.contributor.advisor Price, James R.
dc.contributor.author Orsulak, Kimberly
dc.creator Orsulak, Kimberly
dc.date 2013-07-25
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-16T21:30:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-16T21:30:41Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-16
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/8330
dc.description.abstract This thesis intends to demonstrate the applicability of Lonergan's Insight Method to intelligence analysis by seeking to answer three questions: How can the field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution contribute to analytic efforts of the Intelligence Community? How effective are current alternative and structured analytic techniques in evaluating contemporary intelligence questions? Is there a way to supplement analytic tradecraft to facilitate creative assessments that yield progressive and cumulative intelligence? Grounded in Richard Heuer’s Psychology of Intelligence Analysis and work on cognitive limits, this thesis examines the vulnerability of the human mind to cognitive error and evaluates the alternative analytic techniques designed to mitigate those errors, proposing Bernard Lonergan’s Insight Method as an alternative approach to better capture what it is we do when we analyze intelligence.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject intelligence en_US
dc.subject analysis en_US
dc.subject insight en_US
dc.subject Lonergan en_US
dc.title Insight to Intelligence: Facilitating Creative and Imaginative Analysis with Bernard Lonergan’s Insight Methodology en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Conflict Analysis and Resolution en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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