Department of Homeland Security Department of Science & Technology
Homeland Security harnesses our nation’s scientific and technological resources to provide federal, state, and local officials with the technology and capabilities to protect the homeland. One area of focus for the Department is catastrophic terrorism–threats to the security of our homeland that could result in large-scale loss of life and major economic impact. Science and Technology is designed to counter threats to the homeland, both by evolutionary improvements to current capabilities and development of revolutionary, new capabilities.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Official Web site of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Contains information on types of disasters, planning, recovery, rebuilding, and federal assistance.
Social Research Methods
A website for people involved in applied social research and evaluation. You’ll find lots of resources and links to other locations on the Web that deal in applied social research methods. The site offers an online statistical advisor that will answer questions and lead you to an appropriate statistical test for your data. It also includes a resource guide for learning about structured conceptual mapping including links to general introductory materials, research and case studies illustrating the use of the method, and information about software. An online hypertext textbook on applied social research methods that covers everything you want to know about defining a research question, sampling, measurement, research design and data analysis is available, and an online workbook about manual (i.e., dice-rolling) and computer simulation exercises of common research designs, for students and researchers to learn how to do simple simulations.