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NCJ Number: 119839 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluations of Dispute Processing: We Do Not Know What We Think and We Do Not Think What We Know
Journal: Denver University Law Review  Volume:66  Issue:3  Dated:(1989)  Pages:499-562
Author(s): J P Esser
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 64
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article identifies, describes, and assesses existing evaluation literature on dispute resolution.
Abstract: The contribution which the empirical results of evaluations research makes to dispute processing knowledge is discussed, along with the limitations of current ways of framing evaluations. Elements of social science research that shape dispute resolution, including the new formalism and impact analysis are also discussed. New formalism is criticized as a limited and limiting perspective that has blinded researchers to the significance of certain important data. Tables provide information on primary and hybrid dispute resolution processes. Appendix includes a bibliography of dispute processing evaluations. 75 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement
Index Term(s): Evaluative research; Impact prediction
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