Raw Data Analysis Techniques

While the discussion in this module focused on structured analytic techniques, the assignment focuses on raw data analysis techniques. You will design a presentation that examines some of these techniques. Prompt: Raw data is essentially unfinished intelligence. Analysis of raw data (unfinished intelligence) is an integral part of an analyst’s daily activities. Although many intelligence organizations use technology to conduct raw data analysis, this task remains a core function for analysts. In this assignment, you will present an examination of three strategies you will use later to analyze the raw data related to the final project scenario in the DHS Analyst Scenario document. The three specific raw data techniques you should focus on are link analysis, telephone analysis, and event charting. You can review these techniques in the relevant chapters of the Criminal Intelligence Manual for Analysts, located in the module resource. As you build your presentation, remember that slides serve as visual aids to accompany what you would say during the presentation; the slides should complement, not encompass, every word you would say. Use the notes section of each slide to add the details and complete sentences you might say while delivering the presentation.
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Techniques: Describe with complete and accurate detail the focus of each of the three identified raw data analysis techniques: link analysis, telephone analysis, and event charting. II. Advantages and Disadvantages: Explain with complete and accurate detail the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. III. Examples of Outputs: Generate a graphical representation of the output of each raw data analysis technique. For example, what kind of chart or table is usually prescribed for each technique? What categories or labels would be associated with each technique?

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