Field research in conflict environments: Methodological challenges and snowball sampling

@article{Cohen2011FieldRI,
  title={Field research in conflict environments: Methodological challenges and snowball sampling},
  author={Nissim Cohen and Tamar Arieli},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={48},
  pages={423 - 435}
}
Conducting research in conflict environments is a challenge, given their complexity and common attitudes of distrust and suspicion. Yet, conflict and methodology are usually analyzed as separate fields of interest. Methodological aspects of field work in conflict environments have not been systematically analyzed. This article addresses the central methodological problems of research conducted in conflict environments. We suggest the use of the snowball sampling method (hereafter, SSM) as an… 
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