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Quality & Quantity

International Journal of Methodology

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A cross-regional analysis of military expenditure, state fragility and economic growth in Africa

This study investigates the relationship between military expenditure, state fragility and economic growth at regional economic communities of African countries. With a balanced panel of 34 African countries spanning 1990–2015. The variables of …


Tourism satisfaction and perspectives: an exploratory study in Italy

The aim of the paper is to analyze the specific features of tourism in Italy through tourists’ behaviour and satisfaction level and to individuate future perspectives. A representative sample was analyzed through factor and cluster analysis to …

12-06-2019 Open Access

Co-developing beliefs and social influence networks—towards understanding socio-cognitive processes like Brexit

A model of mutual influence is presented where the structure of individual’s beliefs and the social structure both matter. The model thus combines processes of belief change base on Thagard’s (Behav Brain Sci 12:435–467, 1989) theory of mental …


Interpersonal communication, voting behavior and influence in election campaigns: a directional approach

Interpersonal influence-the process by which people change their idea according to the ideas of others-is a crucial mechanism that forges political agreement among citizens. Previous research, however, focused on non-directional aspects of …


How do we tell authoritarian diffusion from illusion? Exploring methodological issues of qualitative research on authoritarian diffusion

With the recent proliferation of comparative authoritarianism studies, a new research agenda on authoritarian diffusion has emerged. Authoritarian diffusion concerns the study of how events, institutions, and strategies relevant for autocratic …

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Quality and Quantity constitutes a point of reference for European and non-European scholars to discuss instruments of methodology for more rigorous scientific results in the social sciences.
The journal publishes papers on models of classification, methods for constructing typologies, models of simulation, neural networks and fuzzy sets for social research, mathematical models applied to social mobility, mathematical models of voting behavior, qualitative methodology and feminist methodology, discussions on the general logic of empirical research, analysis of the validity and verification of social laws, and similar topics.
Quality and Quantity is an interdisciplinary journal which systematically correlates disciplines such as mathematics and statistics with the social sciences, particularly sociology, economics, and social psychology.
The journal extends discussion of interesting contributions in methodology to scholars worldwide, to promote the scientific development of social research.

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