Irene Calboli and Maria Lillà Montagnani
Oxford University Press
This chapter describes the processes of and justifications for qualitative empirical research in intellectual property (IP) 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.
Intellectual Property and Ethnography: A Qualitative Research Approach
Handbook of Intellectual Property Research: Lenses, Methods, and Perspectives
(Irene Calboli and Maria Lillà Montagnani ed., 2021).
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