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Research Strategy and Statistical Tests

Alex Weisiger

in Logics of War: Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451867
eISBN:
9780801468179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451867.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the predictions shown in Chapter 1 quantitatively, focusing first on general predictions about the sources of unusually destructive wars and then turning to specific hypotheses ... More


Prisoners by the Numbers

Geoffrey P. R. Wallace

in Life and Death in Captivity: The Abuse of Prisoners during War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453434
eISBN:
9780801455742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453434.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter leverages the use of quantitative methods across a much larger number of cases to evaluate competing explanations for prisoner abuse. The evidence comes from the data set on the ... More


Territorial Conquest and the Katyn Massacre in Perspective

Geoffrey P. R. Wallace

in Life and Death in Captivity: The Abuse of Prisoners during War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453434
eISBN:
9780801455742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453434.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter considers how territorial motives lead to the terrorizing of captives. In early April 1940, Soviet forces executed over twenty thousand Polish military officers and other elites across ... More


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