Learn basic research methods skills for conducting scholarly research and communicating information in well-written academic papers. The course provides an overview of research approaches and focuses on the detailed procedures for conducting qualitative case studies, which is the foundation for most basic military studies related research conducted in academic, government, and business applications. The student will produce a master’s level research paper as the final output by learning and producing elements of the research paper over the span of the course. This course prepares the student for success in subsequent courses that require scholarly research and graduate-level written papers and enables students to be well prepared to produce a research proposal and a comprehensive research paper in the final CAPSTONE course. This course is required as the first course in the MA in National Security Studies Program.
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