Given interpreting their thoughts, emotions and actions. And as

the complex nature of this subject and the emphasis on the how, why and what questions.
This study can only give such descriptive explanation following a qualitative method
(Nagy, Biber & Leavy, 2011). When investigating research questions researchers
are limited to two main types of relevant research methods, quantitative and qualitative.
The adoption of a research strategy   depends on the nature of the study, nonetheless
both strategies can be mixed at times (Bryman, 2012). Qualitative research
emphasizes words, this emphasis is based on descriptive interpretation moreover,
the research’s finding is not generalized beyond the context of the study (Bryman,
2012).  This research study seeks to give
descriptive and interpretive meaning to social phenomena’s hence, can only
adopt a qualitative approach. More importantly, one cannot understand human behaviour
without interpreting their thoughts, emotions and actions. And as my research
is focused on interpretation of these   factors in answering how religion played a role
in the conflicts of Bosnia, Israeli -Palestine and the Central African Republic
and to ensure objectivity only a qualitative method can be adopted. Research
design is the “structure that guides the execution of a research method and the
analysis of the subsequent data” (Bryman, 2012, p.45). There are several research
designs one can use in the field of social sciences. I plan on using case
studies for my research design. A case study involves the “detailed exploration
of a specific case, which could be community, organization or person” (Bryman,
2012, p.45).  A case study suits this
type of research as it enables the researcher a detailed understanding of the subject
in question. Secondary analysis refers to the use of existing data to answer a
research question. A common misconception is that the use of secondary data
relieves a researcher from ethical issues. However, all research involves the
application of ethical considerations. Most of the data for this research is
available on the Internet and on books, nonetheless the writers of the original
data will be acknowledged and in the case of the data  not being freely available Triphaty (pg 1478 2013)
suggests  the “explicit, written
permission for the use of the data must be obtained from the research team and
included in the application for ethical clearance.