ERIC Number: ED043546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Materials in Research Methods in Sociology for Law Students. Final Report.
Denver Univ., CO. Coll. of Law.
The main purpose of this project (1966-1969) was to provide law students with a basic understanding of modern sociological inquiry since the importance of sociology to the law has increased with applications ranging from the presentation of evidence in court to the design of programs for legal reform and social change. The general objective here was to develop awareness of the sociological research problems involved in the derivation of testable hypotheses from sociological theory, methods of collecting data, and the analysis of data in quantitative form. Consequently, the curriculum materials were developed stressing methodology but including substantive concerns. These materials consisted of a two volume case book of selected reading, commentary, and accompanying exercises (SO 000 276 and SO 000 277). During the life of the project, several courses concerned with law and social science research were taught at the University of Denver (Appendix C), and a summer institute, "Social Science Methods in Legal Education" or SSMILE, was held in 1967, 1968, and 1969 -- participants, syllabus, and materials are included (Appendix D). In addition, this project has lead to the development of a one and one-half year course in social problems at the University of Denver College of Law. (SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Coll. of Law.
Identifiers: Colorado; University of Denver CO