The Resource Empirical legal research : a guidance book for lawyers, legislatures and regulators, Frans L. Leeuw with Hans Schmeets, (electronic resource)

Empirical legal research : a guidance book for lawyers, legislatures and regulators, Frans L. Leeuw with Hans Schmeets, (electronic resource)

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Empirical legal research : a guidance book for lawyers, legislatures and regulators
Title
Empirical legal research
Title remainder
a guidance book for lawyers, legislatures and regulators
Statement of responsibility
Frans L. Leeuw with Hans Schmeets
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Language
eng
Summary
Empirical Legal Research describes how to investigate the roles of legislation, regulation, legal policies and other legal arrangements at play in society. It is invaluable as a guide to legal scholars, practitioners and students on how to do empirical legal research, covering history, methods, evidence, growth of knowledge and links with normativity. This multidisciplinary approach combines insights and approaches from different social sciences, evaluation studies, Big Data analytics and empirically informed ethics. The authors present an overview of the roots of this blossoming interdisciplinary domain, going back to legal realism, the fields of law, economics and the social sciences, and also to civilology and evaluation studies. The book addresses not only data analysis and statistics, but also how to formulate adequate research problems, to use (and test) different types of theories (explanatory and intervention theories) and to apply new forms of literature research to the field of law such as the systematic, rapid and realist reviews and synthesis studies. The choice and architecture of research designs, the collection of data, including Big Data, and how to analyze and visualize data are also covered. The book discusses the tensions between the normative character of law and legal issues and the descriptive and causal character of empirical legal research, and suggests ways to help handle this seeming disconnect. This comprehensive guide is vital reading for law practitioners as well as for students and researchers dealing with regulation, legislation and other legal arrangements
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Leeuw, Frans L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
K85
LC item number
.L44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Schmeets, J. J. G
  • Edward Elgar Publishing
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Legal research
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Empirical legal research : a guidance book for lawyers, legislatures and regulators, Frans L. Leeuw with Hans Schmeets, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-299) and index
Contents
1. Introducing empirical legal research and structure of the book -- 2. Roots of empirical legal research : a concise history in 201/4 pages -- 3. Research problems -- 4. Theories and empirical legal research -- 5. Research reviews and syntheses -- 6. Research designs : raisons d'etre, examples and criteria -- 7. Data collection methods -- 8. Analyzing and visualizing quantitative and qualitative data -- 9. Transferring research results to legal professionals, utilization and the fact-value dichotomy -- 10. Empirical legal research : booming business and growth of knowledge
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cm.
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 319 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782549413
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945975326
  • (OCoLC)ocn945975326
Label
Empirical legal research : a guidance book for lawyers, legislatures and regulators, Frans L. Leeuw with Hans Schmeets, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-299) and index
Contents
1. Introducing empirical legal research and structure of the book -- 2. Roots of empirical legal research : a concise history in 201/4 pages -- 3. Research problems -- 4. Theories and empirical legal research -- 5. Research reviews and syntheses -- 6. Research designs : raisons d'etre, examples and criteria -- 7. Data collection methods -- 8. Analyzing and visualizing quantitative and qualitative data -- 9. Transferring research results to legal professionals, utilization and the fact-value dichotomy -- 10. Empirical legal research : booming business and growth of knowledge
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 319 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782549413
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945975326
  • (OCoLC)ocn945975326

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