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Pitfalls in Military Quantitative Intelligence Analysis: Incident Reporting in a Low Intensity Conflict
Swedish Defence University, Department of Military Studies, Military-Technology Division.
2016 (English)In: Intelligence and national security, ISSN 0268-4527, E-ISSN 1743-9019, Vol. 31, no 1, 49-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

Incidents are the key data for several of the statistical reports and analyses created within the military intelligence community. This paper discusses factors that affect the utility of quantitative methods in military intelligence analysis when used in a low intensity conflict. The first half of the paper presents the general critique of the use of quantitative methods. The second half applies this critique to the case of incident reporting in Afghanistan.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. Vol. 31, no 1, 49-73 p.
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Intelligence, Analysis, Quantitative methods
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Political Science
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Militärteknik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4837DOI: 10.1080/02684527.2014.930584OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-4837DiVA: diva2:736638
Available from: 2014-08-07 Created: 2014-08-07 Last updated: 2017-03-23Bibliographically approved

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