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Research Methods for Cyber Security by David O. Manz, Thomas W. Edgar

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Chapter 12

Applied Observational Study

Abstract

Applied observational studies are likely the most common type of research conducted in the field of cyber security. The key difference between applied study and observational study is the differing scope. Applied study observes a specific subject for performance, function, security, etc. Fundamental observational study observes the entire system without presumption of behavior.

This chapter explores how to adapt the techniques and approaches for studying applications of science with a focus on applied observational study. While any type of study could be used in an applied context, often case-control study, case study, and case reports are most common. Applied studies have the objective of gaining ...

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