Research by Peaceful Means: Methodologies in Peace Psychology

Judith Escuin Checa, Laura Taylor

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Reviews the book, Methodologies in Peace Psychology: Peace Research by Peaceful Means edited by Diane Bretherton and Siew Fang Law (see record 2015-47420-000). This book offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the relation between research and methodologies, making it a useful read not only for those interested in peace psychology, but also for all researchers and practitioners interested in mixed and participative methods. The edited volume offers a multifaceted approach to the topic, incorporating global authors with different backgrounds and perspectives who are at diverse stages of their academic careers. Thus, it complements a traditional Western-focused approach, making a unique contribution to the literature. The book is structured in three main parts. First, it focuses on the theoretical background behind peace psychology research. The second part provides specific examples of studies that complement and expand the theories considered during the first part, both in terms of general paradigms and specific research methods. Finally, the third part focuses on the impact that peace psychologists’ work and their methodological approaches can have on international public policy, from design to its evaluation, promoting the idea of a high-impact peace scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-288
Number of pages3
JournalPeace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016


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