STEAL The Methodology
Traditional Methodologies • Law: Desk based, surveys, questionnaires, interviews • Tax economics based research, statistics, graphs and tables • Anecdotal evidence • guestimates
STEAL Methodology • mixed methods approach, stress is placed on data from semi-structured expert interviews and document analysis with a case study approach • existing databases will be explored for overall descriptive statistics from Civil Society Organizations, International Organizations, and, where possible, Private Associations;
Methodology • semi-structured interviews will be conducted with representatives from entities engaged in Global Wealth Chains, including Hedge Funds, Investment Banks, Law Firms, Wealth Asset Managers, Tax Consultants, National, Supranational and International Regulators, Transnational Policy Communities, and National Tax and Anti-Money Laundering Authorities; • primary documents will be studied, such as strategy papers, annual reports, and commercial publications from those named above.
New Methodologies Used • Attending trainings • Incognito research • Ethics in research