Research Methods for Law
Wing Hong Chui
Edinburgh University Press, 2007 - Law - 239 pages
Research Methods for Law introduces undergraduate and postgraduate students to available methods of research - legalistic, empirical, comparative and theoretical - drawing on actual research projects as examples. The book is written by a team of contributors with a broad range of teaching and research experience in law, criminal justice and socio-legal studies. Designed to serve as a handbook for research methods courses with its coverage of the principal research traditions, the bookwill also appeal to students of related disciplines who have an interest in legal issues including those from criminology, sociology, psychology, government, politics and social administration. The rich mix of general lessons, theoretical engagement and practical examples will be of real value to students.
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Introduction and Overview
Chapter 1 Qualitative Legal Research
Chapter 2 Quantitative Legal Research
Lessons from a Case Study
Chapter 4 Comparative Legal Scholarship
Chapter 5 Integrating Theory and Method in the Comparative Contextual Analysis of Trial Process
Chapter 6 Researching the Landless Movement in Brazil
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