Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods and Rhetorical Theory in the “Third Generation” Conference
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Kirsten K. Davis, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods and Rhetorical Theory in the “Third Generation”, in Scholarship: Who Are We Now? Legal Writing Scholarship in Today's Academy (July 1, 2016)Clicking on the button will copy the full recommended citation.
This paper, written for an audience of law school faculty who teach and research legal communication topics, covers the basic differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods. It contextualizes rhetorical theory and rhetorical methods of inquiry, specifically rhetorical criticism, within the qualitative/quantitative structure. it suggests that the "third generation" of legal writing/legal communication scholarship is best developed by understanding the differences between theory and method, the differences between qualitative and quantitative research, and the place of rhetorical theory and method in the community's research practices.