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Case-Specific Sociological Inference: Meta-Norms for Expert Opinions


Gregory Mitchell


University of Virginia School of Law

John Monahan


University of Virginia School of Law

Laurens Walker


University of Virginia School of Law

August 1, 2011

Sociological Methods and Research, Forthcoming
Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2011-22

Abstract:     
This essay responds to comments on our earlier paper discussing the American Sociological Association’s amicus brief in the Wal-Mart v. Dukes case. We identify areas of agreement and disagreement with the commentators and close with proposed meta-norms that should govern experts who seek to apply social science research to the facts of a particular case.

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Keywords: Sociology, meta-norms, social science, Wal-Mart

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Date posted: September 2, 2011 ; Last revised: September 5, 2011

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Mitchell, Gregory and Monahan, John and Walker, Laurens, Case-Specific Sociological Inference: Meta-Norms for Expert Opinions (August 1, 2011). Sociological Methods and Research, Forthcoming; Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2011-22. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1920913

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Gregory Mitchell
University of Virginia School of Law ( email )
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John Monahan (Contact Author)
University of Virginia School of Law ( email )
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Laurens Walker
University of Virginia School of Law ( email )
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States
434-924-3834 (Phone)

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