For guidance in conducting multidisciplinary evaluations using legal data, researchers may wish to consult the following practical, how-to guide on applying the scientific method to measure the law for quantitative research.
Tremper, Charles, Sue Thomas, and Alexander C. Wagenaar. 2010. “Measuring Law for Evaluation Research.” Evaluation Review, 34:242-66.
An extended version of this article with additional tips and illustrations is available in the following monograph:
Tremper, Charles, Sue Thomas, and Alexander Wagenaar. “Measuring Law for Public Health Research.” Princeton, N.J.: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2010.