Research Methods In Law by Dawn WatkinsResearch Methods In Law by Dawn Watkins

Research Methods In Law

EditorDawn Watkins, Mandy Burton

Paperback | September 19, 2013

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The aim of this book is to explain in clear terms some of the main methodological approaches in legal research. This is an edited collection, with each chapter written by specialists in their field, researching in a variety of jurisdictions. Each contributor addresses the topic of "lay decision makers in the legal system" from one particular methodological perspective, explaining how they would approach the issue and discussing why their particular method might, or might not, be suited to this topic.In asking all contributors to focus on the same topic, the editors have sought to provide a common link throughout the text, thereby providing the reader with an opportunity to draw comparisons between methods with relative ease. In light of the broad geographical range of its contributors, the book is aimed at an international readership. This book will be of particular interest to PhD students in law, but it will also be of use to undergraduate dissertation students in law, LL.M Research students as well as prospective PhD students and early year researchers.

Dawn Watkins is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. Her research interests are in law and humanities, legal history, legal education and family law. She teaches on undergraduate courses in Equity and Trusts and Family Law, and has been involved in the design and delivery of training programmes for postgraduate rese...
Title:Research Methods In LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.4 inPublished:September 19, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415672155

ISBN - 13:9780415672153

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Doctrinal Research; Researching the Jury,Terry Hutchinson2. Socio-Legal Studies: A Challenge to the Doctrinal Approach,Fiona Cownie and Anthony Bradney3. Doing Empirical Research: Exploring the Decision Making of Magistrates and Juries,Mandy Burton4. Legal Research in the Humanities,Dawn Watkins and Steven Cammiss5. Legal History,Philip Handler6. Comparative Law and its Methodology,Geoffrey Samuel7. Critical Legal ¿Method¿ as Attitude,Panu Minkkinen