Wednesday, March 21, 2018

More on Professor Susan Nevelow Mart's article "The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal {Re}Search"

My co-blogger Scott had previously posted about this important article (here) in which Professor Susan Nevelow Mart, the Director of CU's law library, describes a study she conducted in which she ran an identical search in six leading legal research databases - Casetext, Fastcase, Google Scholar, Lexis Advance, Ravel and Westlaw - yet got completely different results. That's certainly an eye-opener and an insight we should be passing along in the classroom.  Over at the Law Librarian Blog, Joe Hodnicki offers some additional commentary about Professor Mart's article and its coverage by the ABA Journal, suggesting for the same reason that both are a "must read" for every law student and legal researcher. Go check out Joe's post here

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/2018/03/more-on-professor-susan-nevelow-marts-article-results-may-vary-in-legal-research-databases.html

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