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by akuperman
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: IV.2. Settings of political violence
Topic: Question 2: On the specificity of political violence research
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Re: Question 2: On the specificity of political violence research

At least two people I interviewed – one in Rwanda, and one in Kosovo – were subsequently killed in apparent political violence. Although I do not believe that my interviews, or publications based on those interviews, contributed to their demise, these deaths underscore the potential vulnerability of...
by akuperman
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: II.2. Evidence from researcher interactions with human participants
Topic: Transparency may add noise, obstruct valid inference
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Transparency may add noise, obstruct valid inference

I have a somewhat different concern about the proposal to require that interview transcripts be made public – ostensibly to promote cumulation of knowledge by enabling verification by future researchers – because I fear it could have the opposite effect as explained below. My own interview research ...

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