Beyond Quantity - Classifying and Evaluating Legal Research in a Trusting Environment

13 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2013

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Alain Laurent Verbeke

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law; Harvard Law School; KU Leuven - Faculty of Psychology; Tilburg Law School; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law; Greenille Private Client Team @ Deloitte Legal - Lawyers

Date Written: December 14, 2013

Abstract

In this Memo I have developed a model with criteria to primarily classify legal research through a method of self-assessment. The model chooses to move away from quantity and from determining quality merely based on the place of publication, such as high ranked journals or law reviews or very reputed presses. The model aims at escaping the quantitative tsunami and obsession with impact factors and citation indexes that is terrorizing the science community.

The focus is on the IPW, the Individual Piece of Work, by assessing it as research or not, based on five criteria. One cardinal criterion (Scientific = solid, comprehensive and transparent) and four additional criteria: analytical/comparative, original, critical and clear.

Keywords: Legal Research, Criteria, Classification, Evaluation, Self-Assessment, Scientific

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G., Beyond Quantity - Classifying and Evaluating Legal Research in a Trusting Environment (December 14, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2367821 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2367821

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