In June, Rafael Gely and I, the co-directors of the Stone Soup Project, decided to shift our approach from our original plan of a centralized database to a decentralized set of experimental efforts to produce knowledge about actual practice – aka letting a thousand chefs cook. I recently talked with many of the faculty who have … Continue reading Stone Soup: A Thousand Great Chefs
From Resolution Systems Institute My name is Nicole Wilmet and I am the Resource Center Director at Resolution Systems Institute (RSI). As an organizer of your state’s court ADR program, I am delighted to inform you that RSI, the source for information about court alternative dispute resolution, has a brand new website! At the updated … Continue reading New Resolution Systems Institute (RSI) Website
From Tom Valenti: I am working with the ABA Mediation Committee gathering information for its website relative to Mediation Week, October 15-21, 2017. We are listing all activities on the Mediation Week website. In the past the activities have included those sponsored by bar associations, mediation providers, academic institutions, and any other organizations that are … Continue reading Request for Information for Mediation Week, October 15-21
After I attended the orientation on Friday for the LLM Program at my school, I sent an email to the students suggesting some resources that they might be interested in. It occurred to me that other faculty may want to send a similar message to your students. I adapted the message, below, and you may … Continue reading Message for Students Interested in ADR
The fall semester will start soon and you may be working on your plans. So here’s a reminder of all the fabulous resources that GFOIs Sharon Press and Bobbi McAdoo have compiled from their annual resource share at the ABA conference. Here are a few readings you might want to include in your courses. Happy … Continue reading Teaching Resources
Many faculty are now preparing the courses they will teach in the fall. The Stone Soup Project has developed materials to help faculty who want to take advantage of Stone Soup assignments and activities in their courses. The fundamental goal of the Project is to produce and use valuable qualitative data for teaching and research … Continue reading Stone Soup Resources
From TFOI Jim Coben: Dear Colleagues, Beginning in summer 2013, Donna Steinstra and I have co-edited Research Insights, a regular column in the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine (DRM). Twice a year we choose 10-12 empirical research studies relevant to ADR professionals and publish the citation and abstract. To compile the longer list from … Continue reading Great Bibliography of Recent Empirical Research on ADR
In a recent post in this mini-course, I highlighted several impressive studies relying on qualitative data. This post follows up the one describing how you and your students can get great joy from doing Stone Soup interviews and focus groups. This post uses my research to demonstrate that qualitative studies are readily do-able by you … Continue reading Stone Soup Mini-Course: My Students and I Can Do This!