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Gare Saint-Lazare by Claude Monet (1877)
  An empirical legal study design is a pre-research plan of action. An effective study design enables you to cost your project (e.g., time, personnel), set boundaries,...
"Spider : General view" by Louise Bourgeois
Building an empirical literature review can be a daunting task. Within the short lit- review section of most social science journal articles, the authors survey seminal...
When researching legislative history, we often refer to the Credits following a given section of the United States Code for a list of statutes that over the years contributed...
Singapore foliage, summer 2010
  Megabytes, terabytes, petabytes… data is growing by leaps and bounds. In the sciences and social sciences, the use of geolocation maps, telescope imagery, and...
Elijah Restoring the Widow's Son
On June 6, 2004, David Goldman watched as his wife and four-year old son, Sean boarded an airplane to visit friends and family in his wife’s native Brazil. After this, David...
A street in Save, Rwanda
  In week 4 of his Coursera course “The Age of Sustainable Development,” Jeff Sachs of Columbia University’s Earth Institute is diagnosing the causes of perennial...
Composition with Figures by Lyubov Papova
Can’t get enough learning? Thank goodness for MOOCs! Coursera, edX, and other online course providers can help your expand your expertise in subjects as diverse as...
Update: Some YLS students and Yale doctoral candidates have alerted me to the “buggy-ness” of Qualtrics email. I’ll be back soon with a work-around! —...
An earlier blog post documents the open-access and subscription online tools for tracking down UN documents: UNODS, UNBISNET and AccessUN, online access to the Readex United...

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