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Jay Lyall Blogs About Surveys in Conflict Settings Over at the Monkey Cage
Jay Lyall, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University and ISPS Faculty Fellow, blogged about surveys in conflict settings over at the Monkey Cage.
Lyall, who is doing research in Afghanistan, responds to criticisms of surveys conducted in dangerous (post)conflict settings. He concludes that “surveys are not silver bullets, and their findings should always be cross-checked with other metrics and data. But we need more, and better, surveys in Afghanistan (and elsewhere), not fewer.”