The quantitative method has grown to become the most important methodological approach in contemporary international relations scholarship,

The quantitative method has grown to become the most important methodological approach in contemporary international relations scholarship, but this turn promised to produce a scientific-like understanding of global behavior and has not produced the hoped-for results.

We sacrifice in-depth knowledge and rely on techniques that provide short-cuts employed to understand reality.

The problematic outcome is that we neglect some elementary components of research, such as theory

. Please review and assess the “Leaving Theory Behind” article by Mearsheimer and Walt. Are their claims valid?

Defend your response. The article is availabluvle at the following link: