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Title: Practical aspects of empirical legal studies: a discussion based on an ethnography of a trial by jury in Brazil
Other Titles: Aspectos practicos da pesquisa empirica em direito
Authors: Ferraz De Almeida, Fabio
Keywords: Methodology
Trial by jury
Ethnography
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Revista de Estudos Empíricos em Direito [Brazilian Journal of Empirical Legal Studies]
Citation: FERRAZ DE ALMEIDA, F., 2014. Practical aspects of empirical legal studies: a discussion based on an ethnography of a trial by jury in Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 1 (2), pp. 25 - 39.
Abstract: This paper discusses the practical aspects of performing empirical research in judicial institutions, based on my ethnography on the trial by jury in the city of Juiz de Fora/MG. First, I explain how I chose the object of study and formulated the research questions. Next, I present my fieldwork, showing what guided me and in which direction. In this part, I describe the main obstacles found during the course of this research. Thereafter, I comment on how the idea to do interviews emerged, how I performed them, which problems I needed to solve and how I treated such data. Thus, I propose to discuss the empirical research not by its results but based on the process by which it was socially constructed.
Description: This is an article in Portuguese.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16387
Publisher Link: http://www.reedpesquisa.org/ojs-2.4.3/index.php/reed/article/view/23
ISSN: 2319-0817
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