The Critical Thinker’s Checklist
List of Figures
About the Authors
Introduction to the Third Edition
Part I: How Do I Get Started?
Chapter 1: Who Are Your Clients?
Chapter 2: What Are the Key Questions?
Chapter 3: What Is the Broader Context for the Analysis?
Chapter 4: How Should I Conceptualize My Product?
Chapter 5: What Is My Analytic Approach?
Chapter 6: Can Collaboration Contribute to a Better Answer?
Part II: Where Is The Information I Need?
Chapter 7: How Do Models Help My Analysis?
Chapter 8: What Types of Information Are Available?
Chapter 9: Can I Trust the Sources?
Chapter 10: How Should I Assess the Reliability of Internet Information?
Part III: What Is My Argument?
Chapter 11: Are My Key Assumptions Well-Founded?
Chapter 12: Can I Make My Case?
Chapter 13: Did I Consider Alternative Hypotheses?
Chapter 14: How Do I Deal With Politicization?
Chapter 15: How Might I Be Spectacularly Wrong?
Part IV: How Do I Convey My Message Effectively?
Chapter 16: Is My Argument Persuasive?
Chapter 17: How Should I Portray Probability, Levels of Confidence, and Quantitative Data?
Chapter 18: How Can Graphics Support My Analysis?
Chapter 19: How Do I Present My Message in the Most Compelling Way?
Chapter 20: How Do I Know When I Am Finished?
Part V: Case Studies
Case Study I: Uncharted Territory
Case Study II: Russian Disinformation
Case Study III: Blackout on the Eastern Seaboard!
Case Study IV: The End of the Era of Aircraft Carriers
Case Study V: Puzzling Food Poisonings in Germany
Case Study VI: The Case of Iraq’s Aluminum Tubes
Glossary of Terms
List of Names
US Government Publications
The Analyst’s Roadmap