The methodology will be replicated across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and will comprise:

  • an extensive review of academic literature (law, transitional justice, anthropology, sociology, social psychology, history, political science etc.) and relevant primary and secondary sources
  • 60-90 semi-structured interviews with victims, apologisers, policy makers and stakeholders
  • 12 focus groups with victims (4 groups for each site of analysis: political violence, institutional abuse, economic crisis)
  • A public survey of 1,000 respondents
  • 14 focus groups from the general population