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Empirical Legal Studies: An Introduction to Research Methods for Legal Scholars (VU Amsterdam Summer School)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study Law, public administration, public order and safety
Course summary Thorough introduction to the basics of social science research methodology and opportunity to gain hands-on, know-how training by conducting your own field study. No prior study required.
Course description Empirical legal questions are increasingly pressing for society and academics alike. Covering the law in action, victims, governmental accountability, police investigation, reporting and so on, these questions are at the core of a blossoming field of academic endeavor. But until now Europe has lagged behind. European law students generally receive little training in empirical methods, and most social scientists are unversed in law. This course seeks to redress the imbalance by introducing students and scholars of law – in all branches – to the basics of social science research methodology. It covers all relevant material whilst assuming little or no prior knowledge of research methods or statistics. Topics include problem specification, the empirical research cycle, literature searches and analysis, hypothesis identification, research design at the micro, meso and macro levels, research ethics, sampling, measurement strategies, data analysis, statistics and reporting. We discuss the subject matter in an accessible format with a minimum of formulas. Guest lecturers include specialists from the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR).
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ECTS credits 3.00
Duration 2 week(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group discussion, literature study, project, seminar, self study
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About the institution

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Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.

Admission

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Duration 2 week(s)
full-time
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Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
6 Jul 2019 1 May 2019 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 1150€ 1150€ 1150

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