Web Security Analytic Research Project The research project will give the graduate student an opportunity to think independently to address issues in an area of network security that is of interest to the student.
The work should be documented in the form of an analytic research paper, which includes a review of the recent literature of a topic approved by me.
Research Proposal for Web Security Analytic Research Project Requirements
To get my approval, please submit a short research proposal (no more than 2 pages, double spaced) of your topic (Title, Abstract and Bibliography) by the fourth week of the course. You may supplement and/modify the references proposed in the final report. There is no grade for this proposal. However, your failure to get my blessing may lead to doing the research project “at risk.” Your final report may be turned down leading to no point for the research paper.
The research project should review the literature, distill the primary issues, discuss the various possible solutions to the issues raised, identify “trends,” and formulate a position. The final output is a paper, 10-12 pages double-spaced, exclusive of cover, title page, table of contents, endnotes and bibliography. The paper must use APA formatting and reference citations with the exception that tables and figures can be inserted at the appropriate location rather than added at the end. This report is due at the end of the 11th week of the course. The paper will account for 20% of the semester grade. The paper will be graded on technical content, format, clarity, and writing skill. The rubric for the paper is as follows:
Abstract (Short summary of problem, approach, expected/final result): 5%
Clear statement of problem(s) investigated: 10%
Technical Content (depth and accuracy of information and analysis, originality): 50%
Results and Conclusion: 15%
Clarity, organization, grammar and spelling: 10%
Sufficient and appropriate references and their citing (in APA Style): 10%