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Talking about Methods

Welcome to Talking about Methods, a series of podcasts brought to you by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in Oxford. In each podcast, Professor Linda Mulcahy will be in conversation with leading scholars in the field about how a variety of different research methods have informed their Socio-Legal work. From surveys to semi-structured interviews and beyond, we delve into the challenges, dilemmas, and unexpected twists and turns of empirical research. The podcasts below are the first in a programme of podcasts about methods we will be developing at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in Oxford over the next couple of years. You will find a short reading list to accompany each talk to guide future reading. Enjoy!

Insider Research

Insider Research

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Dr Roxana Willis (University of Oxford) about doing insider research.

Archives

Archiving and Working with Secondary Datasets

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Herbert Kritzer (University of Minnesota Law School) about archiving and working with secondary datasets.

Observation

Observation

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Robert Dingwall (Nottingham Trent University) about using observation in socio-legal research.

Feminist Judgments

Feminist Judgments

In this IWD 2022 special, Professor Linda Mulcahy speaks with Professor Rosemary Hunter, Professor Sharon Cowan, and Professor Aoife O'Donoghue about various feminist judgments projects.

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Elite Interviewing

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Veronica Taylor (Australian National University) about elite interviewing.

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Feminist Legal Biography

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Rosemary Auchmuty (School of Law, University of Reading) about feminist legal biography.

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Doing Research with Intellectually Disabled Research Participants

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Rosie Harding (University of Birmingham) about doing research with intellectually disabled participants.

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Ethics in Socio-Legal Research

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Dr Anna Tsalapatanis about ethics in Socio-Legal research.

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Feminist Methodologies

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to DPhil student Ellie Whittingdale (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford) about feminist methodologies.

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Gaining the Trust of Closed Communities

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Associate Professor Florian Grisel about mixed methods and gaining of trust of closed communities.

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Experiments and Randomised Controlled Trials

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Professor Meredith Rossner (ANU) about using experiments and randomised controlled trials in Socio-Legal research.

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Focus Groups

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Dr Marina Kurkchiyan (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford) about using focus groups in Socio-Legal research.