• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course is part of a two-course advanced research methodology sequence designed to assess the student's ability to conduct independent research under the guidance of an instructor and evaluate the student's qualitative research skills. Students will work with the instructor to identify, develop, and write a 25-30 page advanced research paper that examines an appropriate topic/sub-topic within the broader subject area of legal and ethical management issues in information security. Any appropriate topic/subtopic within the within the broader subject area of legal and ethical management issues in information security is acceptable. **The research project must focus solely on the use of qualitative methodological techniques**.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, the student should know or be able to:

  1. To demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research in the area of legal and ethical management issues in information security
  2. To demonstrate a command of the qualitative research skill-sets and techniques learned in the previous research methods courses.
  3. To identify, research, evaluate, and critically analyze the legal and ethical issues which arise within a given legal or regulatory environment
  4. To identify, research, evaluate, and critically analyze how legislation influences specific corporate or institutional environments.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Risk Management
  • Technology R&D
  • Legal Advice and Advocacy