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Applying methodological pluralism to wildlife and the economy

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  • Niraj, Shekhar K.
  • Dayal, Vikram
  • Krausman, Paul R.
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    Methodological pluralism is important when we study complex systems. We aim to show that methodological pluralism yields additional insight by applying it to a specific question: how are the economy and wildlife related in developed and developing countries? We identify three possible ingredients of methodological pluralism: (1) using both qualitative and quantitative information; (2) tapping the potential of history to illuminate slow-moving variables; and (3) explicitly synthesizing either individually or in groups, by thinking about the corresponding system. We illustrate with examples.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

    Volume (Year): 69 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 8 (June)
    Pages: 1610-1616

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    Keywords: Causal loop diagram Economy Environmental Kuznets Curve History Livelihood Parks Wildlife;

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