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Empirical Legal Research

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Empirical Legal Research

A Primer

9781789907223 Edward Elgar Publishing
Kees van den Bos, School of Law and Department of Psychology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Publication Date: August 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 722 3 Extent: c 128 pp
This exciting new textbook introduces the basic tenets and methodologies of empirical legal research. Explaining how to initiate and conduct empirical research projects, how to evaluate the methods used and how to analyze and engage with the results, Kees van den Bos provides a vibrant and reliable primer for students and practitioners looking to engage actively in legal research.

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This exciting new textbook introduces the basic tenets and methodologies of empirical legal research. Explaining how to initiate and conduct empirical research projects, how to evaluate the methods used and how to analyze and engage with the results, Kees van den Bos provides a vibrant and reliable primer for students and practitioners looking to engage actively in legal research.
 
Key features include:
·   A straightforward, non-technical and accessible style to engage new researchers in empirical legal research

·   A step-by-step guide to empirical research, leading students through establishing and building a research project, to interpreting and reporting on empirical data

·   An exploration of an array of methodologies to gather empirical data, including interviews, surveys and experiments, providing plenty of avenues for research

·   Classroom exercises to allow students to put new skills into practice and suggested further reading to deepen students’ understanding of new topics.
 
Offering an enthusiastic introduction to a valuable subject, this is crucial reading for advanced law students hoping to pursue their own empirical legal research projects. Its insights into cutting-edge research methodologies will also be of benefit to students with a keen interest in the sociology of law, as well as socio-legal studies more widely.
Contents
Contents: I. Start: Moving from Content to Empirical Research Questions 1. The Why and What of Empirical Legal Research 2. Formulating Research Goals, Problems, and Questions II Research Methods: Studying Empirical Questions 3. Interviews 4. Surveys 5. Experiments III Interpreting Empirical Data: Moving Back to Content 6. Data Analyses 7. Reporting of Results 8. What is Next Index



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