In an age of time compression and information overload, critical thinking skills are more important than ever for the practitioner. Optimal thinking processes impact all stages of intelligence and investigation, from planning, observation, collection and analysis, through to decisions, communication and professional effectiveness.
While we are called upon to use our critical and logical thinking skills on a daily basis, most of us have done so without a careful examination of our thinking processes (cognition) and the development of higher awareness of those processes (metacognition). This course will provide investigators with a solid foundation in critical thinking, with a blend of theoretical foundations, practical examples,
resources, and tactical tools.
Introduction to Critical Thinking for Investigators gives practitioners a foundation in critical thinking that is immediately applicable to their work, with relevant examples drawn from the world of open source intelligence and investigations. Real-world examples are used to reinforce core concepts and help build optimal habits of mind.