Predictive Analysis [Redux]
Predictive analysis or Predictive analytics is being using by police agencies to determine crime patterns, telling them when and where the next crimes will appear.
PA has been used for marketing purposes and by insurance companies to examine trends to sharpen business results.
Wikepedia gives a cogent summary of PA. Click HERE to access it.
And click HERE to grab a white paper (PDF) about Predictive Analytics.
The method seems ideally suited to UFO researchers who might want to know when and where the next UFO sighting or sightings will take place.
PA tools are not difficult to master or use. Not to employ the methodology seems remiss to me.