Editors: Laura Cahillane and Jennifer Schweppe | ISBN: 978-1-911611-11-0 | Format and Price: Paperback € | Publication Date: 2019
The methodological approach and methods used in any particular research project are key to its success. In the 2016 publication’, the contributors assessed the relative utility of a variety of methods and methodologies in the context of legal research generally. Taking a case studies approach, contributors to this text have written about the methods used in a particular piece of research, outlining the justification for the choice of that methodology; describing the methods used; detailing the advantages, disadvantages and challenges to the approach taken; discussing any ethical considerations that arose in the context of the research; reflecting on the approach taken; and concluding with advice to scholars engaging with similar methods or methodologies. Each chapter is structured in the same way in order to allow for ease of comparison between the approaches taken. The real advantage of this book is the insightful advice provided by the authors, who are all experts in their relevant fields, and through the examples given the reader gains the benefit of the lessons learned and experiences of the authors.
- The Case for a Qualified Veto System of Adverse Possession in Ireland: A Doctrinal Approach with ‘Bells and Whistles’, Una Woods
- The Many Lessons to be Learned by Comparing: A Case Study on Marriage Equality, Conor O’Mahony
- Researching the Irish Free State Constitution: Combining Law and History, Laura Cahillane
- Using an International Law Approach: Theoretical and Practical Considerations, Cliodhna Murphy
- The Law and Economics Approach, Raymond Friel
- Reclaiming the Body in Legal Analysis: Employing Feminist Methodologies, Tanya Ní Mhuirthile
- The Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project: Lessons for Feminist Legal Research, Máiréad Enright and Aoife O’Donoghue
- Changing Ireland, Changing Law Research Project, Ivana Bacik and Mary Rogan
- Researching with a Hard to Access Population: The Trans Community in Ireland, Amanda Haynes and Jennifer Schweppe
- Capturing Cultures of Control: Some Reflections on Social Research, Claire Hamilton
- Investigating Illicit Drug Markets Using Methodological Triangulation, Johnny Connolly
- Crossing the Line: Ethnographic Fieldwork on Crime and Justice, Jonathan Ilan
- Researching Domestic Violence, Conor Hanly
- Research at the Law Reform Commission, Ciarán Burke and Ray Byrne
Who Should Buy This Book?
Case Studies in Legal Research Methodologies: Reflections on Theory and Practice is essential reading for all law students, legal researchers and legal academics. This book will also be of great interest to law firms, legal librarians, know-how officers, etc.
About the Editors
Laura Cahillane is a lecturer in Constitutional Law at the University of Limerick.
Jennifer Schweppe is a lecturer in law at the University of Limerick.