Give a critique of the research design employed in this published academic paper, and write a proposal for an alternative approach.

The article:

Some of our reading list:
Babbie, E. (2016) The Practice of Social Research. Wadsworth Cengage.

Halperin, Sandra and Heath, Oliver (2012) Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills. Oxford: OUP

King, Gary, Koehane, Robert O, Verba, Sidney (1994) Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.