War on Terror: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (ICPSR 335)

Principal Investigator(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research


Data-Driven Learning Guides are a collection of instructional exercises that can be used to enhance teaching of core concepts in the social sciences. This learning guide investigates the impact of the War on Terror in the global arena. As part of the United States' response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the official objectives of the War on Terror are to counter terrorist threats, to prevent terrorist acts, and to curb the influence of terrorist organizations. Research questions that can be explored using this learning guide include: whether terrorist attacks have increased or decreased since the War on Terror began, which regions of the world experience the most terrorist attacks, what are common targets of terrorist attacks, and how do governments respond to terrorist attacks. Crosstabulation and frequency tables are used in the analyses.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    counterterrorism, instructional materials, September 11 attack, social sciences, terrorism, terrorist attacks, terrorist threat

Geographic Coverage:    Global, United States

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Other Data-Driven Learning Guides covering such topics as aging, gender, social class, politics, and health are available on ICSPR's Online Learning Center .