Legal Research Methodology is specially designed for students pursuing the three-year or five-year degree course in law education institutes including national law schools and for LL.M. and pre-Ph.D. course work. Beginning with the current trends in research and research ethics, methods and techniques of identification and formulation of research problem, the book goes on to discuss the collection and analysis of literature, research design and report writing, presumption and construction of hypothesis, plagiarism, jurisprudence of judicial mechanism in legal research, new dimensions in legal research etc. The book will also be an interesting reference for students with no previous experience or knowledge of research methodology and for researchers whose knowledge in research methodology is limited. Key Features Introduces the core principles of socio-legal research in a straight-forward way that is easily accessible and understandable to students Provides insight into the proper understanding and appropriateness of research techniques Provides all the methodological concepts and skills essentially required and shared by researchers across the field of socio legal research Presents the overall research process as a unitary whole and then explains it by breaking it into small understandable pieces New to the edition: Thoroughly revised and updated, a notable addition to this edition is the inclusion of a new chapter on sampling in legal research.