Tagged: Research methods

NS2013: Research and Writing for Homeland Security

Syllabus — text. Lauren Wollman and John Rollins. The purpose of the research sequence (NS 2013 and NS 4081) is to advance your critical thinking, research and inquiry skills; you will use these skills...

NS4081: Research Colloquium

Syllabus — text. Lauren Wollman and John Rollins. The purpose of this course is to help learners reinforce their mastery of modes of inquiry and critical thinking needed not only for the intellectual work...

Charts

Lecture/presentation — video. Lauren Fernandez and Will Clapham. This series gives students an understanding of what makes a good, readable chart. 3 part lecture series: Watch Introduction to Charts: https://www.chds.us/?media/openmedia&id=3081 Watch Chart Selection: https://www.chds.us/?media/openmedia&id=3083...

Research Paradigms

Lecture/presentation Lauren Wollman Most kinds of research fall into one of the following paradigms: Descriptive, Evaluative, Prescriptive, Exploratory, or Predictive. These paradigms have to do with the purpose of the research. Various methods can...

Qualitative Research

Lecture/presentation Lauren Wollman Qualitative Research involves the use of words and observations as data, rather than numbers. It seeks to answer the “why” rather than the “how” question. That is to say, it seeks...

What is Inquiry?

Lecture/presentation Lauren Wollman There are a million reasons to conduct research: the desire to satisfy curiosity; to learn something new; to prove someone wrong or question the status quo; to confirm suspicion or belief;...

Arguments and Claims

Lecture/presentation Lauren Wollman Research is not just about compiling all the known literature or data on a given issue, and then writing a report. Research is also about analyzing and synthesizing the material, the...

The Problem Space

Lecture/presentation Lauren Wollman Once you have identified a general topic for your research, you can begin to zero in on the specific problem you wish to solve. We use this word “problem” in the...

The Literature Review

Lecture/presentation Lauren Wollman This module establishes early on that research is “asking a question to which we do not already know the answer, and then collecting data and conducting analysis in order to answer...

The Research Question

Lecture/presentation Lauren Wollman This module establishes early on that research is “asking a question to which we do not already know the answer, and then collecting data and conducting analysis in order to answer...