學 術 演 講
學 術 演 講
題 目：Statistics in theory and statistics in practice: from methods to
legal data analysis and beyond
時 間：民國111年11月14日 (星期一) 下午1：30
The empirical study of law was scattered across varying social science fields, qualitative or quantitative. Empirical legal studies (ELS), emerged around 2000 in the academic legal community, plays the role “as a complement to ‘law and’ social science disciplines and helps the study of law and the legal system to join part of a larger probabilistic revolution.” Participations by diverse disciplines bring ELS the methodological contributions together with conventions, styles, preferences, and trends from their own areas. Though ELS does not have to align with a certain discipline’s methodology, ELS scholars tend to prefer methods adopted by social scientists rather than by statisticians if both available, based on my observations.
In this talk, I will first give a brief introduction to ELS, which is more than legal data analysis, and is, in my view, different from legal analytics. I would also like to share my in-house experiences via several interesting cases, either as an analyst or a consultant, and at the same time to raise some serious questions worth rethinking about statistical consulting.