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Method of inquiry refers to the nature of the study or analysis reported in the articles.
Historical Analysis

Conceptual Analysis --

conceptual definition
typological construction

Theoretical Critique

Theory Construction --

causal model
predictive model
explanatory mode
rational choice

Empirical Research --

data report
statistical analysis
testing a specific theory
testing competing theories
testing a set of hypotheses
longitudinal analysis
content analysis
elite respondents
expert survey

Literature Review

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