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    Is There Strength in Numbers?

    Pellicer, Miquel and Wegner, Eva and Cavatorta, Francesco (2015) Is There Strength in Numbers? Middle East Law and Governance, 7. pp. 153-168. ISSN 1876-3367

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    Studies of the Middle East and North Africa have very often relied on qualitative methodologies to understand and explain the politics of the region. In fact it could be argued that Middle East specialists have tended to shy away purposefully from engaging with quantitative methods because of the perceived ‘exceptionalism’ of the region in terms of the gathering and reliability of hard data. This article makes the case for increasing engagement with quantitative methodologies in order for studies on the Middle East to better 'speak' to comparative politics more broadly. Far from downplaying the significance and contribution of qualitative methods, this article encourages scholars to integrate them with quantitative methods that have been more recently developed to provide a fuller picture of politics in the region

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: quantitative methods; qualitative methods; bias; design-based approaches;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 12812
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    Depositing User: Miquel Pellicer
    Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 12:58
    Journal or Publication Title: Middle East Law and Governance
    Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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