Research is critical in the modern world because it contributes to medical, social, economic and environmental development. The knowledge acquired in conducting research about a specific field is fundamental to ensuring creativity and innovation. The research must be of depth and all round. Many academic institutions, therefore, teach the relevant skills of carrying out an educational institution. This essay contains research on three different topics; information security in business organizations, the study of how high school students react to a new policy on closed campus location, and study of impact of after school’s programs on students’ academic performance.
This section of the paper contains an internet research on information security domain in the business world. A review of online articles indicates that the world is changing to incorporate technological systems to automate most of their processes. Although theae changea are expected due to the growth of the economy and even the didderences in technology,many people fear change even before they can see it. However, digital data is continuously prone to security threats like hacking, phishing, identity theft, and others. Internet research on the topic has shown that many organizations have increased their expenditure on information security. With that in mind rexhnologicaly solutions must be developed to protect the data. According to Paul Rubens (2015), the cost and likelihood of a breach of security are growing with time. Hence there is a need to increase the IT budget to mitigate such risks. The research is however limited by the lack of firsthand information obtained from the field.
The strength of any research relies on the ability of the researcher to collect data effectively.Data collection can be done using several means for example, one can use questionaires. both closed open ended are relliable. Another way to collect sata is by sampling which is also reliable and acurate. For this reason, an appropriate data collection technique is required by the research worker planning to evaluate how high school students react to a new policy on a closed campus location. The area is near the dean’s office where the researcher interviews 100 students that go into the dean’s office; the sampling technique entails interviewing every fourth student. Interviewing method of data collection is prone to bias; the respondents may answer the questions based on how they feel of the subject matter (Taylor, Steven & DeVault, 2015). Also, the sampling criteria used in this research may not represent the view of a majority of the students since most of the students that visit the dean’s office are presumed to be in trouble. The findings of this research may, therefore, be inaccurate.
A good research paper defines the variables used in the study. The independent variables are those a researcher focusses on, like the scores of students and self-esteem cases for this scenario. These variables should be well reseached and even a solution provided for them. The dependent variables are those that affect the independent variables, in this case, the dependent variable is whether a student participates in after-school programs. Research findings prove that students who engage in extracurricular activities like sports are likable by their peers. They, therefore, don’t suffer from emotional stress brought about by low self-esteem. However, engagement in after school’s programs does not necessarily imply that a student will score good grades in school (Durlack & Weissberg,2015). Some students who engage in science clubs after school hours score highly in those subjects. Therefore, the type of the program determines a lot the outcome of this research.
Durlak, J. A., & Weissberg, R. P. (2015). The impact of after-school programs that promote personal and social skills. Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2007.
Rubens, P. (2015). Why you should be spending more on security. [Blog] CIO. Available at: https://www.cio.com/article/2904364/security0/why-you-should-be-spending-more-on-security.html [Accessed 13 Dec. 2017].
Taylor, S. J., Bogdan, R., & DeVault, M. (2015). Introduction to qualitative research methods: A guidebook and resource. John Wiley & Sons.