In this course, students identify a research site and utilize problems occurring there in order to identify feasible topic areas for their field research study. Students apply the concept of problem-driven research as the basis for selecting a feasible and non-trivial research topic or problem assessment.
By the end of this course, the student should know or be able to:
To understand what constitutes an acceptable research site.
To select an accessible site at which to conduct research.
To determine the nature and degree of access to the potential subjects to be studied.
To understand the constraints and limitations of the identified research site.
To understand the role of a mentor advocate at the research site.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.