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Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St.Paul Handout


This study involved ethnographic data collection in the Somali-American community in Minneapolis St. Paul including youth (n=19), parents (n=18), and providers (n=20). This study utilized a grounded theory approach to qualitative data analysis using Atlas/ti software after establishing coder reliability. Findings were affirmed through team consensus and reviewed by community members.

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Full Citation:

Weine, Stevan, and Osman Ahmed. 2012. “Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali‐Americans in Minneapolis‐St. Paul.” Chicago, Illinois: University of Illinois at Chicago (May). 

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