It is not unusual for communication and media researchers to study law or legal issues, nor is it uncommon for legal scholars to study communication law. But it is something of a departure for the two to come together as has been accomplished in this innovative volume. Social Research in Communication and Law is a practical guide for conducting research involving both legal and communication questions. Offering rich citations and examples from existing literature, this engaging volume shows communication law scholars how to make more effective use of the methodologies employed in communication science. Topics addressed include reconciling communication and law, social research approaches to libel and theories pertaining to freedom of expression.
Foreword - Everett E Dennis Probing Communication and Law Distinguishing Law and Legal Theory Theories of Freedom of Expression A Social Research Approach to Libel Reconciling Communication and Law A Research Agenda for Communication and Law