LAW503 Research Methods for Legal Studies

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
LAW503 Research Methods for Legal Studies 3 0 6 Tuesday 17:00-19:50
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Ena Kazic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Tuesday:
16:00-17:00
Thursday:
12:00-16:00
A F2.22
E-mail ekazic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide students with wider theoretical understanding of the research process, and to develope ability for differentiation of specific methods in legal reasearch. After completing this course students will be able to preform theoretical and emphirical researches and to preform different data analysis.
Textbook 1. Research Methodology, Methods and Technique, 2nd Edition, C.R. Kothari, (2004), selected chapters 2. "Methodology of Legal Research: Challenges and Opportunities", Utrecht Law Review, Langbroek, P. Et al., (2017), p. 1-8. 3. "Legal Doctrine: Which Method(s) for What Kind of Discipline?" in Methodologies of Legal Research, European Academy of Legal Theory Series: Volume 9., Hoecke, M. (2011), p. 1-17. 4. "On Empirical Legal Science", Sandgren, C., Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law, p.445-480. Additional materials provided by lecturer (MPL).
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
    Teaching Methods Class discussions with examples. Active sessions for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. Individual assigments.
    WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
    Week 1 Introduction.
    Week 2 What is research? Types of Research. Subjects of research. Research and Scientifict Method Kothari, 1-24
    Week 3 Legal research and its challenges. Importance of Legal Research. Langbroek, P. Et. Al., p.1-8
    Week 4 Theory vs. Empiria Sandgren, C., p. 445-480 Hoecke, 1-13
    Week 5 Stages of legal research: Defining the research problem. Kothari, 24-31
    Week 6 Stages of legal research: Review of the literature. Research Design. Kothari, 31-55
    Week 7 Stages of legal Research: Formulation of Hypothesis Kothari, 187-218 Hoecke, 13-17
    Week 8 MIDTERM EXAM
    Week 9 Stages of legal research: collection of data - methods 1 Kothari 95-106
    Week 10 Stages of legal research: collection of data - methods 2 Kothari, 106-122; MPL
    Week 11 Stages of legal research: sampling Kothari, 55-69
    Week 12 Stages of legal research: data analysis and interpretation. Kothari122-132; 344-345
    Week 13 References writting MPL
    Week 14 Ethics in legal research. MPL
    Week 15 Review.
    Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
    Final Exam 1 40 1 to 5
    Semester Evaluation Compenents
    Midterm Exam 1 30 1 to 5
    Term Project and Presentation 1 20 2 and 3
    Homework 2 10 1 to 5
    ***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
     Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
    Lecture hours 3 15 45 In term exam study 20 1 20
    Assignment 15 2 30 Final exam study 30 1 30
    Home study 12 2 24
            Total Workload Hours = 149
    *T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
    Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 28/09/2020
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