NS4081 Research Colloquium

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The purpose of the research sequence (NS2013 and NS4081) is to advance critical thinking, research and inquiry skills; students will use these skills to produce a strong thesis proposal (in this course sequence), and then later for the final thesis. This course sequence identifies and practices the main steps and modalities of good research: the construction of research questions; literature review; hypothesis testing; proper handling of arguments, claims, and evidence; problem statements; research design and planning; research methods.



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