Quantitative measurement of ethnic and national identity
We bring the authors of an exchange on ‘Quantitative Measurement of Ethnic and National Identity’ recently published in Nations and Nationalism together to discuss their writings – Daniel Bochsler, Elliott Green, Erin Jenne, Harris Mylonas, and Andreas Wimmer, with Tamara Pavasović Trošt as discussant. Join us on Facebook Live or YouTube Live – members will receive an invite to join on Zoom.
In recent decades, there has been a noticeable increase in the use of quantitative techniques in the study of ethnicity and nationalism, without, however, a sufficient amount of reflection on how these techniques have contributed to our understanding of ethnic and national identities. As such, in this exchange three sets of authors answer questions about the degree to which it is possible to use quantitative data to measure ethnic and national identities, which types of methods are most suitable in measuring these identities and what the major research findings of this quantitative research are that were not possible using qualitative approaches.