Using the Global Terrorism Database as a test case, this editorial piece describes methodological improvements in data collection and their benefits, while also describing unforeseen challenges in ensuring data remain accurate and consistent in light of these advancements.
Jensen, Michael. 2013. "Discussion Point: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Methodological Advancements in Data Collection and Coding: Insights from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD)." November 25. http://start.umd.edu/news/discussion-point-benefits-and-drawbacks-methodological-advancements-data-collection-and-coding.