Social Research in Communication and Law

Social Research in Communication and Law

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It is not unusual for communication and media researchers to study law or legal issues, nor is it uncommon for legal scholars to study communication law. But it is something of a departure for the two to commingle, which is what Cohen and Gleason have accomplished in this innovative volume. Social Research in Communication and Law is a practical guide for conducting research involving both legal and communication questions. Offering rich citations and examples from existing literature, this engaging volume shows communication law scholars how to make more effective use of the methodologies employed in communication science. Topics addressed include reconciling communication and law, social research approaches to libel, and theories pertaining to freedom of expression. Cohen and Gleason have produced a valuable book that can be effectively used to supplement courses in communication law, history, sociology, and media ethics. In addition, scholars and researchers in the above fields will also benefit from this unique volume. “Cohen and Gleason provide a practical guide for conducting research involving both legal and communication questions. The book shows communication law scholars how to make more effective use of the social science methodologies.” –Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media

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