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Designed for use by post-graduate students in law and legal studies this book provides a useful and critically rigorous introduction ...
Designed for use by post-graduate students in law and legal studies this book provides a useful and critically rigorous introduction to the different research methodologies available to the student. The book will give students who are setting out on a project or dissertation a firm grounding on which they can base their research.
The methodological approaches covered include:
Each approach is described by an expert in the field who sets out how each particular method can be successfully applied, what type of research it is suitable for as well as its limitations.
This book will enable students to understand the different methodological approaches which may be used in law, and to choose an appropriate method when producing a substantial piece of research.
Introduction 1. Doctrinal Research; Researching the Jury, Terry Hutchinson 2. Socio-Legal Studies: A Challenge to the Doctrinal Approach, Fiona Cownie and Anthony Bradney 3. Doing Empirical Research: Exploring the Decision Making of Magistrates and Juries, Mandy Burton 4. Legal Research in the Humanities, Dawn Watkins and Steven Cammiss 5. Legal History, Philip Handler 6. Comparative Law and its Methodology, Geoffrey Samuel 7. Critical Legal ‘Method’ as Attitude, Panu Minkkinen