A multitude of methods

A case study approach allows for a multitude of methods to be used in gathering and analyzing information. The creation of multiple sources of data that can be evaluated in relation to each other has the advantage in that it allows for a triangulation or testing of ideas generated from one part of the study in relation to patterns revealed by a different

8 Alexander Wendt, "On Constitutation and Causation in International Relations," Review of International Studies 24, (1998): 101.

9 Wendt, "On Constitutation and Causation in International Relations," 111.

10 Emanuel Adler, "Seizing the Middle Ground: Constructivism in World Politics," European Journal of International Relations 3, no. 3 (1997): 319.

11 Adler, "Seizing the Middle Ground: Constructivism in World Politics," 330.

method or data source.12 This study has used four major lines of investigation: analysis of process documentation, observations, interviews, and content analysis of the ACIA reports. In addition, literature review has been used to provide background.

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