Empirical Legal Research (21492). 1 unit, credit/fail. The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the field of empirical legal research and to provide the student with practice in basic study design. Topics covered include basic research terminology, hypothesis and research question construction, methodology selection, and basic statistical analysis. The course will emphasize an applied approach to research grounded in real-world issues. Although the focus of this course will be on empirical legal research, students will engage with empirical data throughout the course. The skills requirement (†) may be satisfied by taking this course with another 1-unit legal research course. This course will meet for the first half of the term. S. Matheson and S. Ryan.