IP and Ethnography: A Qualitative Research Approach
Oxford Handbook on Intellectual Property Research, Irene Calboli and Lillà Montagnani, eds. (Oxford University Press 2019)
11 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2018 Last revised: 20 Dec 2018
Date Written: December 4, 2018
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
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