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 “Why have we not been attacked again?
Competing and complementary hypotheses for homeland attack frequency Links to an external site.Choose one of the hypotheses identified in this homeland security 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. Conclude by assessing whether or not you believe this is a good hypothesis for research.
The hypothesis chosen is the efforts made by United States in the department of homeland security generally have hindered many attacks which used to occur. U.S has made much strides in the improvement of homeland security. It ensures all areas are protected including air, land and sea. It is hard for the terrorists to get a chance to attack U.S because of the tight security that has been provided through enhancement of the means for sharing information. The citizens of America are always prepared for terrorists’ attacks or any other related natural disaster (Dallas et al, 2008). Al-Qaeda and other potential terrorists’ network have remained a big priority. The improvement of the security in the United Stated have been achieved through reorganization of the agencies of U.S government, addition of the new instruments and authorities and generally improvement of the homeland security structure. Home security department has tried to keep all the vulnerable people in America safe especially those in the land border, seaports, sports arenas and shopping mall.
Hypothesis of directional in relationship
The hypothesis show both positive and negative side of the terrorists and how the government of U.S has made efforts in maintenance of the security. The government should be keen on the decisions and the policies related to counterterrorism and the impact it has on the American society (.Walby & Lippert, 2015). The hypothesis clearly indicated the strategies which United States has put in place to ensure the tight security. Terrorism leads to mass destruction and the department of home security has implemented policies that improves the safety of the people. It uses both tangible activities including hardening of the targets and intangible ways such as vigilance on the general public and long term mechanism of counterterrorism.
Dallas Boyd and Lewis A. Dunn, Aaron Arnold, Michael Ullrich, James Scouras and Jonathan
Fox. (2008). Advanced Systems and Concepts Office, Defense Threat Reduction Agency.Why Have We Not Been Attacked Again?///C:/Users/user/Downloads/487979.pdf
Walby, K., & Lippert, R. K. (2015). The difference homeland security makes: Comparing municipal corporate security in Canada and the United States. Security Dialogue, 46(3),238-255.