‘Lawyer’ in the Lab: Navigating the ‘Extreme Robotics Lab’ as a Socio-Legal Researcher
In this post for Methodological Musings, Angela Eggleton reflects on the practice of 'discipline hopping' and the methodological insights encountered whilst undertaking research as a lawyer in a lab.
Overwhelmed by Data? Or Stuck Through Sadness?
In this post for Methodological Muisngs, Professor Tamara Hervey explores the feelings of overwhelm and sadness that can happen when collecting data during Socio-Legal research.
The Sublime of the Everyday: Moments of Disruption as Connection in Remote Interviews During Sensitive Research
In this post for Methodological Musings, DPhil student Ellie Whittingdale reflects on moments of disruption as connection during online interviews with sexual violence support workers.
Two Lessons: Conducting Empirical Research on Violence Against Women
In this post, Professor Cristina Valega Chipoco reflects on two main lessons learnt during her first fieldwork experience, carrying out research into violence against women.
Stories that Refugee Artworks Tell: Using the ‘Visual’ in Socio-Legal Research
In this post for Methodological Musings, Berfin Nur Osso reflects on art as method and the importance of the visual turn, drawing upon her own experiences using art in different empirical projects.
Movement as Socio-Legal Method
In this post for Methodological Musings, Dr Jess Smith explores movement as Socio-Legal method, drawing upon her rich field experiences journeying through the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.
Not Just for Nerds: Web-scraping as a Socio-Legal Research Tool
In this post for Methodological Musings, Dr Jed Meers reflects on his experiences using web-scraping as method, and makes the case that it is an enriching Socio-Legal research tool.
We Should all Get our Hands Dirty: Reflections on Why Lawyers Should Become Archaeologists
In this post, Emma Nottingham reflects on legal archaeology as method, drawing upon her own work digging into legal cases and the methodological challenges and insights she encountered.
‘Just Looking’: Methodological Challenges Researching the Visual Culture of Law
In this post, Professor Leslie Moran reflects on the methodological challenges of looking within Socio-Legal Research, drawing upon his experience working on videos produced by the UK Supreme Court.
Participant observation, internet ethnography and the lurking researcher
In this post, Francesca Uberti reflects on the meaning of participant observation, drawing upon her fieldwork carrying out internet ethnography and her experience of being the 'lurking researcher'.
Putting us in our Place: Recognising the Parasitic Tendencies of the Socio-Legal Researcher
In this post, Professor Linda Mulcahy and Dr Anna Tsalapatanis reflect on the challenges of running focus groups with foodbank users and consider the parasitic nature of Socio-Legal research.