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A FRAMEWORK FOR THINKING ABOUT RESEARCH ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION INITIATIVES

Morton Deutsch

Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler

Christine T. Chung

In this chapter, we propose a framework for conceptualizing research on conflict resolution initiatives (CRIs).1 We first describe different types of research and for what kinds of issues each is most suited. Second, we briefly discuss types of audiences or users of research and what they want. Here, we explore some substantive issues or questions for research that practitioners consider to be important. Next, we consider some of the difficulties in doing research in this area, as well as what kinds of research strategies may be helpful in overcoming these difficulties. Finally, we offer a brief ...

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