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Research Methods in Law 2nd ed

Edited by: Dawn Watkins, Mandy Burton

ISBN13: 9781138230194
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780415672153
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99
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Explaining in clear terms some of the main methodological approaches to legal research, the chapters in this edited collection are written by specialists in their fields, researching in a variety of jurisdictions.

Covering a range of topics from Feminist Approaches to Law and Economics, each contributor addresses the topic of ‘lay decision makers in the legal system’ from their particular methodological perspective, explaining how they would approach the issue and discussing the suitability of their particular method. This focus on one main topic allows the reader to draw comparisons between methods with relative ease.

The broad range of contributors makes Research Methods in Law well suited to an international audience, and it is ideal reading for PhD students in law, undergraduate dissertation students in law, LL.M Research students and early year researchers.

Subjects:
Legal Skills and Method
Contents:
1. Doctrinal Research
2. Socio-legal studies
3. Doing empirical research
4. Legal research in the humanities
5. Legal History
6. Comparative law and its methodology
7. Critical legal ‘method’ as attitude
8. Economic analysis of law, or economically-informed legal research
9. The Master’s Tools? A Feminist Approach to Legal and Lay Decision-Making
10. Law and anthropology: legal pluralism and ‘lay’ decision-making