The paper "Improved and Intensified Airline Safety After September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attack" is a worthy example of a research proposal on politics.
This paper discusses the scientific method of research inquiry if airline safety after the September 11, 2001, terrorism attack has been improved and intensified. Using the interview and electronic questionnaire method, the advantages and advantages of which will be discussed in detail. The sources from which the data needed will also be considered in this paper, examining the reasons behind the conditions which were taken in consideration for the construction of questions. The qualitative values contained in the research will also be discussed in detail together with the quantitative values. The hypothesis is stated which is: Airline safety measure have been improved and intensified after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. After which, the conclusion drawn from the answers of the four categorized respondents is given, affirming the hypothesis. In general, some of the questions pertinent to the study taken from all categories of respondents are:
a. What are the security measures that have been employed after the 9/11 attack?
b. How trained are the security staff in your assessment?
c. What do you think are the things that still need improvements to ensure security in airports and airplanes?
In the quest to finding whether airline safety measures have been improved and intensified after the September 11 terrorist attack in 2001, the survey method will be utilized. The survey and electronic surveys will be used for a more accurate outcome. In line with this, the following will be used as the hypothesis: Airline safety measure have been improved and intensified after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
Interview as a survey method proves to be challenging to the researcher as this would require synchronizing time with that of the interviewee’s. The researcher has to be able to manage his time so that he will be able to meet appointments on time for a more favourable outcome. This method enables the researcher to verify information should there be any comments that are not quite clear so that makes it strongly needed to have people interviewed for the research. However, this is not to be a method which researchers could depend on because appointments could be rejected due to time constraints. Interviewees may find it a waste of time doing an interview amidst work and home responsibilities not to mention limited answers due to the same reasons and inaccurate information taken because of issues of anonymity (Crutchfiel, Kubrin, Bridges & Weis, p. 128). Because of the nature of the interview method, it would require much time from the researcher but this would be disregarded if the researcher deems it important to get important information that he could interpret accurately when well verified with the interviewee.
Electronic survey will also be administered to cater to those whose schedules are hectic and those who can not make themselves available due to location issues. This is a method which is more convenient to the researcher as well as the respondent because access to the internet can be done in the comfort of one’s home on his own convenient time. Also, the researcher can get rid of the challenge of making appointments making it a cheaper method of gathering information. Being cost-effective in receiving information from more respondents, more honest and accurate answers could also be taken because the respondents would feel safer from the anonymity they get through answering through the internet. As the surveys will involve four different groups, generally the questions asked will be about the improvements in the security system of airports, training and education of the security staff to improve their capabilities in ensuring safety in their workplace, what managers are doing to empower every employee with knowledge and capability and also the solicitation of suggestions for the improvement of security services in airports.
The survey questions will be divided into four categories to accomplish a qualitative form of research, taking the results in juxtaposition for comparison and analysis of the answers. The categories are survey questions for flight managers, flight attendants, airport security and passengers. The questions will be designed to vary according to the possible information available to the respondents. The value of the answers and their analysis will satisfy the qualitative research requirements, especially when used to analyze the results of the study for the purpose of making the conclusions. This is strengthened with the use of different groups for the survey so that answers can be compared in the realization of competitive analysis. Fulfilling the quantitative requirements for the research, the survey questions are also designed to classify features, make numerical data and create graphs that could help explain the information obtained as it is said, theoretical perspectives provide an image that is desired and the formula one can attain this image (Lilly, Cullen & Ball, p. 5). Before this, it is then required from the researcher to have a basic understanding of the security system in airports so that in constructing the questions, he should already have a clear picture of the outcome of the study. Thus, a systematic design should be utilized through careful construction of survey questions to satisfy the purpose of the study. The interview and survey responses should be noted not just in terms of the qualitative value but to the quantitative value as well, taking into consideration the number of respondents and other numerical information. Presentation of the results could be full of numerical data which affects readers’ interest in going through the study so presenting statistical data will help to give a more interesting presentation, not to mention the lesser time it requires to read and analyze the results.
From the results taken during the interviews and electronic surveys, it is proven that airline safety measure has been improved and intensified after September 11, 2001, terrorist attack with positive feedback from flight managers, flight attendants, airport security and passengers.
Crutchfield, Robert D., Charis E. Kubrin, George S. Bridges and Joseph G. Weis. 2008. Crime Readings (3rd Edition). United States: Sage Publications, Inc.
Lilly, J. Robert, Francis T. Cullen, and Richard A. Ball. 2007. Criminological Theory.: Context and Consequences (4th Edition). United States: Sage Publications, Inc.