It is not unusual for communication and media researchers to
law or legal issues, nor is it uncommon for legal scholars to
communication law. But it is something of a departure for the
commingle, which is what Cohen and Gleason have accomplished in
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
existing literature, this engaging volume shows communication
scholars how to make more effective use of the methodologies
in communication science. Topics addressed include reconciling
communication and law, social research approaches to libel, and
theories pertaining to freedom of expression.
Cohen and Gleason have produced a valuable book that can be
effectively used to supplement courses in communication law,
sociology, and media ethics. In addition, scholars and
the above fields will also benefit from this unique volume.
"Cohen and Gleason provide a practical guide for conducting
involving both legal and communication questions. The book shows
communication law scholars how to make more effective use of the
social science methodologies."
--Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media