Observing judicial work and emotions: using two researchers
2016 (English)In: Qualitative Research, ISSN 1468-7941, E-ISSN 1741-3109, Vol. 16, no 4, 375-391 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Observation is an important component of research to examine complex social settings and iswell-established for studying courtroom dynamics and judicial behaviour. However, the manyactivities occurring at once and the multiple participants, lay and professional, make it impossiblefor a sole researcher to observe and understand everything occurring in the courtroom. Thisarticle reports on the use of two researchers to undertake court observations, in two differentstudies, each nested in a different research design. The social nature of data collection and thevalue of dialogue between the two researchers in interpreting observed events, especially whenstudying emotion, are readily apparent in both studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 16, no 4, 375-391 p.
collaboration, court observations, courts, demeanour, emotions, emotion work, judiciary, observation research
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122443DOI: 10.1177/1468794115579475ISI: 000380908000002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-122443DiVA: diva2:866226
ProjectsEmotions in court
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2011-1553