Measuring Violent Conflict in Micro-level Surveys: Current Practices and Methodological Challenges
Patricia Justino (),
Philip Verwimp (),
Alexandra Avdeenko and
The World Bank Research Observer, 2016, vol. 31, issue 1, 29-58
This paper reviews current practices and common challenges in the measurement of the causes, functioning, and consequences of violent conflict at the micro-level. We review existing conflict- and violence-related survey questionnaires, with a particular focus on the World Bank's Living Standard Measurement Surveys. We discuss methodological challenges associated with empirical work in conflict-affected and fragile areas—such as operationalizing a definition of conflict, using the appropriate units of analysis, deciding on the timing of the survey, dealing with data biases, and conducting surveys in an ethically sound manner under conditions of insecurity—and propose ways to improve the usefulness of existing surveys to analyze conflict processes at the micro-level. Violent conflict, households, survey methods, questionnaire design.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (24) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:oup:wbrobs:v:31:y:2016:i:1:p:29-58.
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
The World Bank Research Observer is currently edited by Peter Lanjouw
More articles in The World Bank Research Observer from World Bank Group Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Oxford University Press ().