Introduction : Why Quantitative Methods for Constructivist and Critical Theorizing? / Barkin, J. Samuel ; Sjoberg, Laura.

Interpretive Quantification: Methodological Explorations for Critical and Constructivist IR. ed. / J. Samuel Barkin; Laura Sjoberg. Ann Arbor : University of Florida, 2017. p. 1-28.

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Introduction : Why Quantitative Methods for Constructivist and Critical Theorizing? / Barkin, J. Samuel ; Sjoberg, Laura.

Interpretive Quantification: Methodological Explorations for Critical and Constructivist IR. ed. / J. Samuel Barkin; Laura Sjoberg. Ann Arbor : University of Florida, 2017. p. 1-28.

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Barkin, JS & Sjoberg, L 2017, Introduction: Why Quantitative Methods for Constructivist and Critical Theorizing? in JS Barkin & L Sjoberg (eds), Interpretive Quantification: Methodological Explorations for Critical and Constructivist IR. University of Florida, Ann Arbor, pp. 1-28. https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.7361329

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Barkin, J. S., & Sjoberg, L. (2017). Introduction: Why Quantitative Methods for Constructivist and Critical Theorizing? In J. S. Barkin, & L. Sjoberg (Eds.), Interpretive Quantification: Methodological Explorations for Critical and Constructivist IR (pp. 1-28). University of Florida. https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.7361329

Vancouver

Barkin JS, Sjoberg L. Introduction: Why Quantitative Methods for Constructivist and Critical Theorizing? In Barkin JS, Sjoberg L, editors, Interpretive Quantification: Methodological Explorations for Critical and Constructivist IR. Ann Arbor: University of Florida. 2017. p. 1-28 https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.7361329

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Barkin, J. Samuel ; Sjoberg, Laura. / Introduction : Why Quantitative Methods for Constructivist and Critical Theorizing?. Interpretive Quantification: Methodological Explorations for Critical and Constructivist IR. editor / J. Samuel Barkin ; Laura Sjoberg. Ann Arbor : University of Florida, 2017. pp. 1-28

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