By Kristine Hoglund,Magnus Oberg

This textbook presents a entire assessment of alternative tools and resources of information-gathering for peace and clash scholars and researchers, in addition to the demanding situations provided by way of such paintings.

Research on conflict-ridden societies includes certain demanding situations for the gathering and assessment of data concerning the clash and its actors. First, as a result of nature of knowledge rising, incentives to misrepresent and propaganda is usual. information assurance is usually negative and reporting is frequently incomplete, selective and biased. moment, the sensitivity of the subject and the questions posed in peace and clash learn signifies that entry to and the safety of informants could be a challenge.

Peace and clash examine as a self-discipline incorporates a variety of varied methods for acquiring empirical info which function a foundation for examining quite a few study themes. This publication offers a entire evaluate of alternative tools and resources of information-gathering for college kids and researchers, in addition to the demanding situations offered by way of such paintings. It deals:

  • tools for comparing resources and information

  • suggestions on the place forms of details might be found

  • advice on utilizing kinds of resources, together with information reviews and written narratives

  • practical guidance for developing large-scale datasets

  • insights and guidance for comparative fieldwork, in-depth interviews, concentration teams, and surveys?

  • reflection and dialogue on vital moral matters in peace research

This booklet may be of a lot curiosity for college kids and researchers of peace and clash reports, clash solution, battle and clash reports, improvement reports, safeguard reviews and IR, in addition to for NGO workers/researchers.

Kristine Höglund is affiliate Professor on the division of Peace and clash learn, Uppsala collage. She has a PhD in Peace and clash study from Uppsala college Sweden (2004). She is writer of Peacemaking within the Shadow of Violence.

Magnus Öberg is affiliate Professor on the division of Peace and clash learn, Uppsala college, and affiliate Editor of the Journal of Peace Research (since 2006). He has a PhD in Peace and clash learn from Uppsala collage (2003) and is co-editor of Resources, Governance, and Civil Conflict (Routledge, 2008).

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