Hypotheses in Homeland Security
Possibly the most important step in the research process, yet one that it is routinely overlooked, is hypothesis development. This is the key to successfully identifying and then addressing a research topic. An example of homeland security research hypotheses has been developed in the document œWhy have we not been attacked again? Competing and complementary hypotheses for homeland attack frequency. Choose one of the hypotheses identified in this homeland security document between pages 35 and 141. Read the 3-4 page discussion of this hypothesis and then identify which hypothesis you selected. Explain if you believe the hypothesis you selected is a) declarative b) directional in relationship and c) specific (as described on pages 29-31 in the course text). Conclude by assessing whether or not you believe this is a good hypothesis for research.
Text Book: Brians, C.L., Willnat, L., Manheim, J., & Rich, R. (2011). Empirical political analysis: Quantitative and qualitative research methods (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
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