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NSEC500 - Research Methods in Security and Intelligence Studies-Nat Sec Majors


Learn basic research methods skills for addressing security and intelligence studies problems and issues. You focus on the detailed procedures for conducting qualitative case studies, which is the foundation for most basic security and intelligence research conducted in academic, government, and business circles. You become well versed in research planning, secondary data collection, and qualitative data analysis methods and how these methods relate to the larger field of social science research. You will also learn the analysis of competing hypotheses approach to research design. You are also introduced to basic social theory which supports security and intelligence research. The course prepares you for later learning intermediate and advanced security and intelligence methods. This course is required as the first course in the MA in National Security Studies Program.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

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Previous Syllabi

Book Title: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed.
ISBN: 9780226816388
Publication Info: University of Chicago Press
Author: Kate L. Turabian
Unit Cost: $19.40
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