Andrej Školkay

Media Coverage of Corruption:

Scandalogy Challenges of the Analysis of Corruption Based on Media Reporting and Selected Corruption Cases

The collection closes with a paper by Andrej Školkay who discusses fundamental methodological challenges in our academic culture. Školkay rightly observes that what attracts the attention of scandal researchers may only be ›the top of the iceberg‹ because such research is overwhelmingly based on case studies. Case study research has – mostly unacknowledged – deficits both with respect to the selection of cases and in the understanding of overall scientific outcomes and goals of analyses. Especially the imbalanced case selection may lead to wrong generalizations about the nature, frequency of occurrences, types, causes and consequences of scandals, thus problematizing future research in scandalogy.

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