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An Eclectic Methodological Approach in Analyzing Foreign Policy: Turkey’s Foreign Policy Roles and Events Dataset (TFPRED)

İsmail Erkam Sula [1]

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This article describes the steps in developing an eclectic coding scheme that utilizes the Role theory framework. Role theory proposes that foreign policy is conducted with an attempt to fulfill the role conceptions that decision-makers formulate. Studies utilizing this framework usually identify national role conceptions (NRCs) in the foreign policy speeches of decision-makers with various research techniques. Following the literature, this article first explains how to use content analysis in identifying the most frequently referred NRCs in Turkish Foreign Policy (TFP). Then, unlike the literature, it takes a step further and offers event data analysis to look at the performance of these NRCs as well. With such an approach, it develops the Turkish Foreign Policy Roles and Events Dataset (TFPRED). The TFPRED is a dataset that is the product of a combination of ‘hand-coded content analysis’ with ‘computer-assisted event data analysis’. The article presents a detailed explanation of the steps in using content analysis and event data analysis to build the TFPRED. It also explains the development of the eclectic methodological approach and gives an assessment of the author’s experiences in combining the two methods. 

Content analysis, computational social science, event data, foreign policy analysis, multi-methods research
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Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { allazimuth476890, journal = {All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace}, issn = {2146-7757}, address = {Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research, İhsan Doğramacı Peace Foundation}, year = {2019}, volume = {}, pages = {1 - 28}, doi = {10.20991/allazimuth.476890}, title = {An Eclectic Methodological Approach in Analyzing Foreign Policy: Turkey’s Foreign Policy Roles and Events Dataset (TFPRED)}, key = {cite}, author = {Sula, İsmail Erkam} }
APA Sula, İ . (2019). An Eclectic Methodological Approach in Analyzing Foreign Policy: Turkey’s Foreign Policy Roles and Events Dataset (TFPRED). All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace, (), 1-28. DOI: 10.20991/allazimuth.476890
MLA Sula, İ . "An Eclectic Methodological Approach in Analyzing Foreign Policy: Turkey’s Foreign Policy Roles and Events Dataset (TFPRED)". All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace (2019): 1-28 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/allazimuth/issue/42171/476890>
Chicago Sula, İ . "An Eclectic Methodological Approach in Analyzing Foreign Policy: Turkey’s Foreign Policy Roles and Events Dataset (TFPRED)". All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace (2019): 1-28
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