IP and Ethnography: A Qualitative Research Approach

Oxford Handbook on Intellectual Property Research, Irene Calboli and LillĂ  Montagnani, eds. (Oxford University Press 2019)

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 340-2018

11 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2018 Last revised: 20 Dec 2018

Date Written: December 4, 2018

Abstract

This short chapter describes the processes of and justifications for qualitative empirical research in intellectual property as compared to other research methods, such as quantitative empirical approaches and theoretical economic analyses of law. It provides examples of these research methods, explains the reasons for pursuing a qualitative approach, and details a qualitative research agenda in the context of intellectual property law, as well as a step-by-step method of data collection and data analysis.

Keywords: IP, patents, copyright, qualitative legal research

Suggested Citation

Silbey, Jessica M., IP and Ethnography: A Qualitative Research Approach (December 4, 2018). Oxford Handbook on Intellectual Property Research, Irene Calboli and LillĂ  Montagnani, eds. (Oxford University Press 2019), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 340-2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3296036

Jessica M. Silbey (Contact Author)

Boston University - School of Law ( email )

765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States

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