The Truthiness of Thinkable Thoughts Versus the Facts of Empirical Research

40 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2009 Last revised: 6 Sep 2013

Joseph A. Custer

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: March 5, 2009

Abstract

While in law school I distinctly remember hearing of the virtues of the West Digest System. I drank the Kool-Aid. Now, I no longer share the groupthink. The Dabney article came out after my perception of the Digest had changed from amazement to a rational recognition of its unproven limitations.

Keywords: Legal Research, Empirical Research, West DIgest System, Research Tools, Pareto

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Custer, Joseph A., The Truthiness of Thinkable Thoughts Versus the Facts of Empirical Research (March 5, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1354111 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1354111

Joseph A. Custer (Contact Author)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law ( email )

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Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
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