Research Methods for Law

Research Methods for Law

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Description
Research Methods for Law introduces undergraduate and posstgraduate 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 abroad range of teaching and research experience in law, criminal justice and socio-legal studies.
Designed to serve as a handbook for research methods course with its coverage of the priciple research traditions, the book will also appeal to students of related disciplines who have an interest in legal issues including those from criminology, sociology, psychology, government, politics and social adminiostration. The rich mix of general lessons, theoretical engagement and practical examples will be of real value to students.
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Contents
Introduction and Overview
Mike Dobinson and Francis Johns
1.    Qualitative Legal Research
        I an Dobinson and Francis Johns
2.    Quantitive Legal Research
        Wing Hong Chui
3.    Doing Ethnographic Research: Lessons from a Case Study
       Satnam Choongh
4.    Comparative Legal Scholarship
        Geoffrey Wilson
5.    Intergrating Theory and Method in the Comparative Contextual Aalysis of Trial Process
       Mark Findlay and Ralph Henham
6.    Researching the Landless Movement in Brazil
       George Meszaros
7.    Non-empirical Discovery in Legal Scholarship - Choosing, Researching and
       Writing a Traditional Scholarly Article
       Micheal Pendleton
8.   Researching International Law
      Stephen Hall
9.   Development of Empirical Techniques and Theory
       Mike Mcconville
       Notes on Contributors
       Index
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