Taking stock of research methods and analysis on oppositional political terrorism

@article{Ross2004TakingSO,
  title={Taking stock of research methods and analysis on oppositional political terrorism},
  author={Jeffrey Ian Ross},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={26-37}
}
A variety of techniques are used by journalists, practitioners, experts, consultants, and scholars in conducting research on terrorism.2 This information appears in the context of journal articles, chapters in scholarly books, academic monographs, newspaper and magazine articles, and books for popular audiences. In general, this work can be divided into qualitative and quantitative approaches. A subtle but necessary distinction should also be made between research produced for popular audiences… 
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