chapter  6
Quantitative analysis
ByTodd Landman
Pages 20

This chapter discusses the different purposes for which quantitative research methods can be utilised in the field of human rights. It begins by defining the method, its focus on numerical data, and its strategies for drawing secure and unbiased inferences about the human rights issue in question. It then outlines different measures that are often adopted in quantitative analyses, including events data, standards-based measures, surveys, socioeconomic data, and ‘big’ data on human rights. The chapter concludes with a discussion of remaining lacunae and scope for future developments in the area.