Identifying Bias in Intelligence Analysis

Learn about the different types of bias and how they can impact intelligence analysis work.

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About This Intelligence Community Online Course

Biases are stereotypes and attitudes influenced by our cognition, and unique life experiences, upbringing, and environment.

Everyone has biases. Biases can impact opinions, perceptions and judgments about other people and situations.

Because we have both known (explicit) and unknown (unconscious) biases that we deal with daily, it is important to understand the impacts they can have on intelligence analysis. In fact, analysis of cause-and-effect relationships can be damaged by individual biases—negatively impacting the quality of this important work and associated deliverables.

In this foundational course, you will learn about the different types of bias that can potentially influence your intelligence analysis work. You will also apply your new knowledge while participating in activities to brainstorm ways to prevent bias from distorting your intelligence analysis work.

What You Will Learn

  • List the different types of biases
  • Describe how biases can affect the validity of intelligence analysis

Who Should Take This Course

This online course is perfect for any intelligence professional working for the Federal government or a government contractor company, who is interested in gaining new knowledge about biases and how to prevent them from distorting intelligence analysis.

More seasoned professionals will also benefit from taking the course to obtain a refresher on key techniques.



Course Certificate

To achieve a course certificate of completion, you must score 80 percent or higher on graded lesson quizzes and a final exam.

Course Format

Self-paced, online training course

Course Pricing

Individual courses are $89 (per person).

Seat licenses to access the entire FedLearn Intelligence Community catalog are also available. Click here to learn more and purchase.

If you are interested in learning about special team rates for Federal government and government contractor organizations, email [email protected].

Continuing Education Units

This course provides 1 CEU.