Sampling bias in climate–conflict research

  title={Sampling bias in climate–conflict research},
  author={Courtland Adams and Tobias Ide and Jon Barnett and Adrien Detges},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  • Courtland Adams, Tobias Ide, +1 author Adrien Detges
  • Published 2018
  • Nature Climate Change
  • Critics have argued that the evidence of an association between climate change and conflict is flawed because the research relies on a dependent variable sampling strategy1–4. Similarly, it has been hypothesized that convenience of access biases the sample of cases studied (the ‘streetlight effect’5). This also gives rise to claims that the climate–conflict literature stigmatizes some places as being more ‘naturally’ violent6–8. Yet there has been no proof of such sampling patterns. Here we… CONTINUE READING
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