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Cognition in the Courts

Eileen Braman.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Law; Political Methodology. 11738 words.

This chapter critically evaluates how experiments are used to study cognitive processes involved in legal reasoning. Looking at research on legal presumptions, heuristic processing, and...

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New Measurement Technologies

Daniel E. Ho and Michael Morse.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Law; Political Methodology. 10196 words.

This chapter reviews measurement technologies that have rapidly invigorated the study of judicial behavior, examining the standard approach to measuring judicial “ideal points” and...

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The Use of Observational Data to Study Law and the Judiciary

Sara C. Benesh.

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Law; Political Methodology. 8690 words.

The study of courts has been tremendously advanced via the availability of data, key to an empirical, scientific analysis of the decision-making of the political actors that make up the...

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