The Evolution and Perspectives of the Terrorism Academic Research
14 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2020
Date Written: January 20, 2020
This article examines the research methods and techniques used in academic research papers related to terrorism. This is done through an extensive review and analysis of one thousand five hundred (1,500) research papers that were published in twenty different journals within 30-years period (1990–2020). It has been observed that during the course of time, these academic papers kept a constant transformation of research methods and techniques. But with the advancement of other techniques it also requires use of various new quantitative and qualitative frameworks for the analysis to facilitate the explanation of the complex and dynamic behavior of terrorism. Finally, this research proposes a new research field entitled terrorismology.
Keywords: terrorism literature, literature review, research methods, research techniques
JEL Classification: R11, R12
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