HLS325 Research Methodology and Policy Analysis
Understanding the role of research and policy analysis in homeland security and emergency management is incredibly critical. Students will learn and demonstrate knowledge of research methodology within the homeland security and emergency management system and become familiar with the range and scope of quantitative and qualitative tools available to the criminal justice researcher. This course will assess the homeland security and emergency management system including research theory, inquiry structure, and modes of observation, data interpretation, program evaluation, and policy analysis. This course is designed to give the student a fundamental understanding of statistical analysis, developing and constructing a research plan, and evaluating the results of said research in the context of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
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