Data & Methods

May 15, 2018

Different Types of Data

Socio-Environmental Synthesis research relies on many different forms of information, learn about the variety of types of data that can be utilized.  

Qualitative Data

Qualitative data can provide key information on contextual factors that otherwise would not be known, which can be valuable in the synthesis process.

Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Qualitative Comparative Analysis can be considered a hybrid methodology, based on Boolean logic for unraveling mechanisms across a number of cases.

Sentiment Analysis

This computational method aims to determine how individuals emotionally respond to something and can be a useful tool in socio-environmental synthesis. 

Systems Dynamics & Agent Based Modeling

While Systems Dynamics modeling assumes a systems structure upfront, Agent Based Modeling begins by focusing on the individual agents in the system.