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Module Objective: This module aims to provide postgraduate research students with an understanding of the research designs commonly employed in legal research.
Module Content: This module consist of a series of one-day events (or one-week intensive module depending on the number of students enrolled) which introduce students to various methodological approaches to the study of law. It requires students to consider in-depth the issue of research methodology and the factors that influence the choice of research methods. It combines both a theoretical and a practical approach to learning, which enables students to develop the research skills that are essential for completing their PhD (or M.Litt.).
Topics include (but are not limited to):
• Introduction to legal research methodologies
• Jurisprudence and legal research
• Research design
• Socio-legal research methods
• Comparative legal research
Any aspect of this module may be changed in any given academic year, subject to the discretion of the module lecturer.