Research survey Professional Development of Intelligence Analysts in Sub Saharan Africa

I would like to invite you to take part in my research study for my Professional Doctorate in Security Risk Management at the Portsmouth University by completing an anonymous questionnaire, which should not take longer than 15 minutes to complete. The survey is voluntary, but your participation would be valued. Your completed survey is also your consent to participation in the research. Please access the survey here between 28 April 2017 and 31 July 2017. You can read more about me here.

For purposes of this survey, Intelligence Analysts are those working in the intelligence, law enforcement, defence, government, regulatory and corporate security sectors in those countries south of the Sahara where they research, identify, assess, and communicate events, risks, threats, crime and political issues to assist decision-makers. This pilot study will use the overarching term “intelligence analyst” to group together those with the job title security risk analyst, crime analyst, crime intelligence analyst, financial intelligence analyst, intelligence officer, OSINT analyst, research specialist, political risk analyst, policy analyst, cyber threat analyst and the like.

The purpose of the pilot research is to collect data to gain an understanding of the current view on professional development of the broader intelligence analysis career group in Sub Saharan Africa. The issues being investigated include their attitude towards the profession, their own personal professional development as well as their education development needs.

As previously stated, the survey is completely anonymous and web based. No email addresses or IP addresses are captured by the academic survey service, Bristol Online Surveys, which Portsmouth University uses for this purpose. There are no risks for the participants or the organisations to which they belong. None of the questions are of a sensitive nature or address issues that might be seen as confidential.