IALS Introduction to Research Methods for Law MPhil/PhD Students
All classes will be virtual/online
DRAFT PROGRAMME (subject to change)
Monday 9th January
Morning session:Introduction to Ph.D. research and theories of research – Prof. Lisa Webley
Afternoon session:Reviewing the literature, note-taking for analytical writing – Prof. Lisa Webley
Tuesday 10th January
Morning session:Defining the question and research design (design, reliability, validity and integrity) – Prof. Lisa Webley
Afternoon session:Comparative and case study research– Prof. Lisa Webley
Wednesday 11th January
Morning session:Policy analysis – Dr. Constantin Stefanou
Afternoon session:Qualitative Methods (1) Involving clients, consumers and vulnerable participants in your research using interviews, group interviews and other qualitative methods– Prof. Naomi Creutzfeldt
Thursday 12th January
Morning session:Qualitative Methods (2) Participant observation and third party observation – Dr. Sylvie Bacquet
Afternoon session: Qualitative methods (3) Analysis of qualitative data– Dr. Sylvie Bacquet
Friday 13th January
Morning session:Qualitative Methods (5) Elite interviewing – Prof. Avrom Sherr
Afternoon session:Qualitative methods (4) Harnessing digital media in qualitative work – Prof. Lisa Webley
Optional class following this on the English Legal System and the Common Law System – Prof. Lisa Webley
Monday 16th January
Morning session: Electronic legal research: Getting the Most out of Subscription Databases –Laura Griffiths
Afternoon session:Foreign and international legal research –Hester Swift
Tuesday 17th January
Morning session:Quantitative methods (1): Overview of quantitative methods with a focus on surveys– Dr. Matthew Jay
Afternoon session:Quantitative methods (2): Introduction to basic data analysis and further concepts– Dr. Matthew Jay
Wednesday 18th January
Morning session:Legal writing: finding your voice as an academic writer- Prof. Carl Stychin
Afternoon session:Research plan review, next steps and moving forward with your PhD – Prof. Lisa Webley
Optional meetings for further assistance with method will be available via Zoom on the afternoon of the 19th and in the morning of the 20th January.
Morning classes begin at 10am UK time, afternoon classes begin at 2pm UK time. Classes will normally last for 90-120 minutes with breaks as necessary.
All classes will be via Zoom and will be recorded.
A handbook and electronic materials will be available via the VLE on the first day along with power-point presentations. Please note the VLE materials are only available during up until the 31st January 2023 and so any materials you wish to access at a later date should be downloaded during the programme.
Download Draft Programme (pdf)
FEES and BOOKING: Standard: £600.00. MPhil/PhD Students of the School of Advanced Study: Free (please email IALS.Events@sas.ac.uk to book your place) - QMUL MPhil/PhD students should contact the QMUL PhD Administrator, direct about attending.
Deadline: Wednesday, 4 January 2023.
Details about how to join the virtual event will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.