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Source Files for Older Cases: Luck or Skill?

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Source Files for Older Cases: Luck or Skill? Katherine Coate Finding accurate source files is an integral part of coding cases because it is how we find the information to correctly fill in variables. Some cases, especially more well-known cases, are easy to find, but others, especially older cases, take a lot of digging and […]

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Future Considerations: Relationship to the Group Variable

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Future Considerations: Relationship to the Group Variable Nitya Sunil Salman Rashid was arrested for contacting a confidential human source who he assumed was a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. The Department of Justice stated that Rashid wanted to instruct members of ISIS to conduct an attack on his behalf […]

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Who & What Defines Terrorism? & How Much Trust Do We Put Into Our Sources?: Subjectivity and credibility when defining & coding terrorism

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Who and What Defines Terrorism? & How Much Trust Do We Put Into Our Sources?: The issue of subjectivity and credibility when defining and coding terrorism Catie Barry Of the many challenges posed when doing team-based research, consistency in coding and the process is essential when doing qualitative coding. To have a consistent method of […]

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Coding the Ruby Ridge Incident

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Coding the Ruby Ridge Incident Caitlin Marsengill During the Spring 2020 coding term, my coding partner Maddie Weaver and I decided to clean some of the unclaimed cases out of the team spreadsheet. We ended up picking out a bunch of older cases, primarily from the 1990’s and early 2000’s. At first, I was apprehensive, […]

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Redeeming Redemption: What Cost?

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Redeeming Redemption: What Cost? Megan Roques (@meganroques) The purpose of terrorism research is to understand the roots of terrorism, how to suppress these acts or minimize their impact in a large-scale. Thanks to the work of many individuals in the realm of academia, we have made great progress in the field. However, one source of […]