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Empirical Methods in Legal Research – Process-tracing

Thursday 27 August 2020

After a summer break, we are back and pleased to welcome you at the next session in the series Empirical Methods in Legal Research. Our speaker Simone Schroff (University of Plymouth) will talk about the potential of the process-tracing method for legal research. She explains: ‘Researchers use this method to assess which one of several alternative explanations was the most likely driving force. Its purpose is to test a causal theory using qualitative or mixed evidence by assuming that whatever mechanism is at work, it leaves observable traces which can be analysed across time.’ You can find Schroff’s Law and Method article on process-tracing on this link.

The working language of this session is English. All researchers at Leiden Law School are invited to participate, but please register with Aleydis Nissen by 24 August (a.m.h.nissen@law.leidenuniv.nl). She will send you an email confirmation with the link needed to access the session.

This series is being organised under the responsibility of Miranda Boone and Helen Pluut to implement the Dutch Law Sector Plan in Leiden. For the other sessions, please click here.

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