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Statistics and Empirical Legal Studies Research Guide

Articles on Empirical Methodology in Law

These articles give background to empirical legal studies scholarship and more insight into the methodology used. They may be downloaded from HeinOnline.

Lee Epstein & Gary King, The Rules of Inference, 69 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1 (2002).

Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin & Matthew M. Schneider, On the Effective Communication of the Results of Empirical Studies, Part I, 59 Vand. L. Rev. 1811 (2006).

Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin & Christina L. Boyd, On the Effective Communication of the Results of Empirical Studies, Part II, 60 Vand. L. Rev. 799 (2007). 

Mark A. Hall & Ronald F. Wright, Systematic Content Analysis of Judicial Opinions, 96 Calif. L. Rev. 63 (2008).

Bernard E. Harcourt, Measured Interpretation: Introducing the Method of Correspondence Analysis to Legal Studies, 2002 U. Ill. L. Rev. 979 (2002).

Gregory Mitchell, Empirical Legal Scholarship as Scientific Dialogue, 83 N.C. L. Rev. 167 (2004).

Jennifer K. Robbennolt, Evaluating Empirical Research Methods: Using Empirical Research in Law and Policy, 81 Neb. L. Rev. 777 (2003).