Theories are developed by researchers to explain phenomena, draw connections, and make predictions. A theoretical framework can serve as a roadmap for developing the direction that a research inquiry will take. In this video, Professor Alvaro Pires, Canada Research Chair in Legal Traditions and Penal Rationality, explores how theories can guide researchers, while also examining some of the challenges and benefits that emergining researchers may encounter in applying theoretical frameworks to their work.
On the final day of the 4th Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law, Professors Suzanne Bouclin and Aimée Craft of the Common Law Section joined with Professor Sarah Berger Richardson of the Civil Law Section to talk about their experiences using creative methods of knowledge mobilization, particularly the use video, to share their research.
Dr. Steffany Bennett, uOttawa Special Advisor on Diversity and Inclusion, and Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, opened the third day of the 4th Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law by recounting some of the University of Ottawa’s campus-wide efforts to integrate EDI principles into our research ecosystem.
Drawing on her own experience in working on access to justice for marginalized communities, Professor Emmanuelle Bernheim of the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law explores how researchers can bring a renewed social context to their work to help unmask and represent marginalized voices that are frequently overlooked and forgotten in academic research.