Accession Number : ADA136940

Title :   An Agenda for Quantitative Research on Terrorism,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Fowler,W W

PDF Url : ADA136940

Report Date : Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to outline how data bases containing numeric data on terrorism might be analyzed. The first part is devoted to a definition of the research problem and a brief statement of the objectives and substance of the proposal. The second section discusses the design and content of numeric data bases on terrorism, and relates this to the appropriate use of quantitative methods. The next section discusses the levels of analysis of terrorist behavior, and their importance to the analysis terrorism. The next section presents a general strategy and specific proposals for the analysis of numeric terrorism data. The final section presents an agenda for research, where specific issues of interest are identified. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Terrorism, *Forecasting, *Insurgency, *Counterinsurgency, Data bases, Behavior, Profiles, Unconventional warfare, Models

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE