Sarah, Art, and Andrea organized a series of four sessions at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference two weeks ago. Each session involved discussion of four classic articles in our field written before 2000. This will lead to a book with short commentaries, including some by the authors of the original articles. It … Continue reading Photo Album – SEALS Conference 2017
We want to let you know that we have created a Stone Soup website and listserv. The website collects materials in one place for easy access. The listserv’s goal is to promote communication between people interested in the Stone Soup Project. We have been in touch with a lot of faculty who said that they … Continue reading Stone Soup Website and Listserv
In the last post in this Stone Soup mini-course, I summarized Stewart Macaulay’s classic article using qualitative methods, Noncontractual Relations in Business. This post elaborates. When I was a sociology grad student at Wisconsin, I got a chance to meet Stewart Macaulay, a really charming guy who was on the law school faculty. I remember … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: More About Macaulay’s Noncontractual Relations in Business Article
The last lesson in the Stone Soup mini-course cautioned about having exaggerated confidence in quantitative research about dispute resolution. This lesson is intended as an antidote to unwarranted skepticism about qualitative research by describing some examples of great qualitative research. Both types of methods are valuable, especially when used in combination. I focus particularly on … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: Cool Qualitative Research
I know (?) that this sounds like another one of my dumb questions. But since academics and other professionals are in the knowledge business, it’s worth our considering the question, which we will discuss in this installment of the Stone Soup mini-course. We all know that 2+2=4, Google is a search engine, and murder is … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: What Is Knowledge?
From EFOI Jackie Font-Guzmán: Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce a new development for the Program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NCR) at Creighton University which will enhance our capacity to serve Creighton students, to engage the greater Creighton and Omaha communities and beyond, and to contribute to the field of conflict engagement. The NCR … Continue reading Changes Coming to Creighton
The roster of inaugural cohort of innovative faculty who plan to use a Stone Soup Project assignment or activity next year is listed on the Stone Soup website. You too can be part of this exciting project!
This is the first installment of an online mini-course about social science research methods relevant to the Stone Soup Dispute Resolution Knowledge Project. When considering whether to develop a database, some people expressed concerns about the value and validity of the case reports we contemplated. I think that some of these concerns were based on … Continue reading Introduction to the Stone Soup Project Mini-Course