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Porter and Grayce

Please download the following journal article: Porter and Grayce.pdf and provide answers to the questions listed below.


Question 1: Explain and critically analyse the research methodology used by the researchers. 

You should explain the research design i.e. Qualitative/Quantitative/Mixed as well as the methods used to collect and analyse the data. Was this appropriate to answer the research question and if so why?  For example what are the strengths and weaknesses of the approach, the methods and the data used. What other approach and methods could be used to answer the same research question and what would this involve?  This section should be very detailed.


Question 2: What do the authors suggest are the key findings and how do you think they could be utilised by a security manager?

You should outline the key overarching findings and explain which would be useful to a secuirty manager as well as justify why.


Question 3: What consideration should be given to ethics when using already existing data as well as when collecting new data?

You should discuss and explain the importance of ethical research and outline what this should involve and why (in this research or any other).


Question 4: The article suggests “Further work can now progress and refine these findings to uncover more specific opportunities through more nuanced analysis of populations and variables” (Porter and Graycar, 2016, p.439).  What design might such further research take and why?

You should outline an alternative research design to the one used by Porter and Graycar (2016) and outline who it would involve and what approach and methods should be used.  You should explain why you consider it is appropriate in line with your knowledge of research methods, their utility to a given situation and their strengths and weakness.  Again detail will be key.