on process

Source Files for Older Cases: Luck or Skill?

Posted on

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 […]

on process

Future Considerations: Relationship to the Group Variable

Posted on

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 […]

on process

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

Posted on

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 […]

on process

COVID-19’s Effects on Crime Reporting and Case Management

Posted on

COVID-19’s Effects on Crime Reporting and Case Management Catie Barry With millions of people out of work due to government-mandated stay-at-home orders, it leaves the streets seemingly much more riddled with crime. With websites such as Time, Forbes and PBS reporting a significant decrease in crime due to the pandemic, it leaves the public believing […]

on process

A Focus on Organization and Uniformity

Posted on

This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. A Focus on Organization and Uniformity Morgan Demboski As the project grows and matures, the processes and content are changing, which creates non-uniformity in the dataset between our past cases and the cases we are adding and coding currently. In our […]

on process

The Qualifications of a Combat Veteran

Posted on

This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. The Qualifications of a Combat Veteran Stephanie Sorich While coding our most previous group of cases, my coding partner, Zion, and I got into a discussion about the way to code for veteran status and combat veteran for this particular group. […]