LAW Research Design for Empirical Legal Studies
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Research Design for Empirical Legal Studies
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Empirical Research : Students interested in policy or academic work will find that it is important to understand the range of available research methods using empirical data. This seminar introduces students to the wide range of methods that can be used to answer empirical questions. It provides a framework for choosing among these methods, as well as how to use the methods.
General course Description:
Empirical legal studies have become popular in the US and are now spreading to non-US law faculties as well. Usually the term applies to analyses of quantitative data and the researcher relies on data collected by others. But the term "empirical" properly encompasses both qualitative and quantiative data, including interviews, legal documents, survey research and experimental results. Analysts interested in using such data need to understand how they were collected, in order to decide what data can appropriately be used to answer different kinds of questions. Often to answer the questions of interest, a researcher needs to collect new data. This seminar will introduce students to the wide range of research methods that can be used to answer empirical questions, provide a framework for choosing among methods, and explain how to use the methods.
Course Style: An Experiential course is one in which students undertake tasks derived from or akin to those done by practicing lawyers.
Course Frequency: Varied, check w/ registrar