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dc.contributor.authorRathus, Zoe
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-03T00:24:16Z
dc.date.available2019-04-03T00:24:16Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0067-205Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.22145/flr.46.1.4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/376664
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on a study which investigated the perceptions of professionals in the family law system about how social science research is used in that system in Australia. The results shed light on the daily practices of actors in the system regarding their use of social science research and demonstrate the ubiquitous presence of this research in the family law environment. The study involved a series of focus groups with lawyers and social scientists and gathered data about how the participants perceived various professions engaged with social science research. This revealed the actual world of family law practice, undiscoverable from the published cases. The data show how practitioners perceive that family law professionals, including judges, harness the research positively, but also expose a range of concerns, particularly about judges citing social science research in the courtroom. The article concludes with some steps that could be taken to clarify the way in which social science research could be used.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherAustralian National University, College of Lawen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom85en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto111en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFederal Law Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFamily Lawen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Societyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180113en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180119en_US
dc.title'The Research Says ...': Perceptions on the Use of Social Science Research in the Family Law Systemen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Lawen_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2018. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the author(s).en_US
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