Mismeasuring militias: The limitations of advocacy group data and of state-level studies of paramilitary groups
(and what we are doing about it)

Introduction

Problems with ADL and SPLC data

Problems with definitions

Problems with data collection strategies

ADL or SPLC data?

Implications for theoretical evaluation

Discussion and conclusion

Coda: What we are doing about it

Mismeasuring militias: The limitations of advocacy group data and of state-level studies of paramilitary groups
(and what we are doing about it)

Problems with traditional data sources

Which year?