Research in Violent or Post-Conflict Political Settings

American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, Working Group Final Reports, Report IV.2 (2018)

22 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2019

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Ana M Arjona

Northwestern University

Zachariah C. Mampilly

Vassar College

Wendy Pearlman

Northwestern University, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science, Students

Date Written: February 13, 2019

Abstract

"Political violence research" encompasses research on a range of phenomena and settings in which the use, threat, or legacy of physical coercion imbues struggles over power, resources, and meaning, including violence by organized criminal groups, as well as research conducted in such contexts. Based on feedback from the broader research community, this report discusses the benefits, costs, and risks of adopting various forms of openness and transparency in political violence research and identifies the appropriateness and constraints of different approaches.

Keywords: qualitative methods, research transparency, political violence, civil conflict, war, research ethics, human subjects protection, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations

Suggested Citation

Arjona, Ana M and Mampilly, Zachariah C. and Pearlman, Wendy, Research in Violent or Post-Conflict Political Settings (February 13, 2019). American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, Working Group Final Reports, Report IV.2 (2018) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3333503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3333503

Ana M Arjona (Contact Author)

Northwestern University

Zachariah C. Mampilly

Vassar College ( email )

Wendy Pearlman

Northwestern University, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science, Students ( email )

601 University Place (Scott Hall)
Evanston, IL 60201
United States

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