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Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

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Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Professor Linda Mulcahy goes back to basics and chats to listeners about designing a socio-legal research project and choosing between qualitative and quantitative methodologies and methods.

Readings Recommended by Professor Linda Mulcahy

Silverman, D. (2019), Interpreting Qualitative Data (SAGE).

Volume 48, issue S1 (2021) and volume 49, issue S1 (2022) of the Journal of Law and Society on Socio-Legal Methodologies.

Mulcahy, L. & Wheeler, S. (2020), ‘Couldn’t You Have Got a Computer Program to Do That for You?’ Reflections on the Impact that Machines Have on the Ways We Think About and Undertake Qualitative Research in the Socio-Legal Community. 47 Journal of Law and Society 149.

Halliday, S. & Schmidt, P. (eds.) (2010), Conducting Law and Society Research: Reflections on Methods and Practices (CUP).

Banakar, R. & Travers, M. (eds.) (2005), Theory and Method in Socio-Legal Research (Bloomsbury).

About the Speaker

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Professor Linda Mulcahy

Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Linda Mulcahy is the Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on how people experience the justice system. She is currently working on an oral history of radical lawyering and on the impact of video-technology on legal ritual and space.

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