What We're Reading
January 2020 | Methods
Starting off a strong and rigorous year, this month RESOLVE is providing resources on methods for research on violent extremism. The articles help match different types of research methods (e.g. interviews, surveys, focus groups, experimental methods, participant observation, agent-based modeling, social network analysis, etc.) to different types of research questions on violent extremism. Three common research subjects in violent extremism are 1) attitudes, 2) behaviors, and 3) social dynamics. To illustrate measures under these three categories and suitable methods to study them, the resources stand as examples using one or more possible methods to understand the three topics of focus. The first 4 articles are examples of researching attitudes, the next 5 of behaviors, and the last 5 of social dynamics.