The Nature Of Corruption Using An Explorative Case Study Essay

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Corruption is a phenomenon that has received and continues to receive a generous amount of attention from researchers and theorists alike in the Political world. Throughout the review of the source literature, certain themes were discovered as to where the literature converges and diverges. This paper addresses four of those themes namely; Qualitative (de Graaf and Hubarts, Urinboyev and Svensson and Jos ) versus Quantitative Research (Kilkon Ko and Ananya Samajdar, Lalountas et al, Chang and Chu) ; Operationalization; Data and Data Source; and Analysis.
Qualitative versus Quantitative Research In researching corruption some researchers use a more qualitative approach as compared to a quantitative one to investigate and test relationships and to some extent underlying causes to get a better meaning of the phenomenon (Malici and Smith 2012, 19). In “Portraying the Nature of Corruption Using an Explorative Case Study” design by Gjalt de Graaf and L. W. J. C. Hubarts and “Corruption in a Culture of Money; Understanding Social Norms in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan” by Rustamjon Urinboyev and Mans Svensson, researchers use a qualitative approach to study their research question and aim respectively. de Graaf and Hubarts (2008 )use a 10 case comparative study to answer their research question, “What is the nature of corruption in Western Democracies?” ( 640). They analyze the 10 cases in-depth and identify 9 propositions that show the predispositions that make officials…

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