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tPP Preliminary Statistical Report #2 of 5

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The following report was completed by statistics students utilizing a version of tPP dataset as of March 13, 2019. These analyses are focused on developing models for future use, and the interpretations and conclusions they contain reflect a dataset still in development, and only a superficial engagement with the wider literature on political violence. We continue to […]

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tPP Preliminary Statistical Report #1 of 5

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The following report was completed by statistics students utilizing a version of tPP dataset as of March 13, 2019. These analyses are focused on developing models for future use, and the interpretations and conclusions they contain reflect a dataset still in development, and only a superficial engagement with the wider literature on political violence. We […]

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tPP crunches the numbers for news report

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In what we hope will be a recurring pattern, tPP was contacted by a reporter investigating threats against elected officials. Since we have a rather unique data set, we were able to provide the investigator with a quantitative breakdown of our relevant cases, as well as speak to him on the phone to provide context, […]

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Mapping

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. As mentioned in my previous blog post about analyzing group affiliation and ideologies, mapping is a great tool for visualizing patterns of attack. Terrorism research has drastically increased in the past 20 years. For more in depth analyses, it is essential to […]

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Death Penalty Cases in Relation to Othered Status

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. The tPP data set[1] contains 17 cases that resulted in a death penalty conviction.  These cases were analyzed in a separate data set to determine if there were any consistencies or correlations between the cases.  The variable of othered status was considered […]

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The Internet and Terrorism

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. The Internet is arguably the great technology ever to be invented. It allows us to research and communicate in new ways, with such ease. While a majority of us probably use the Internet for more mundane activities such as checking our email […]

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Case Studies in FTO Affiliation

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. Recently, my research partner Tia Turner and I completed our preliminary analysis of the correlation between attack lethality, measured in the number of fatalities per any given attack, and the perpetrator’s affiliation to a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The variables that account […]