Since summer 2013, Professor James Coben of Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Donna Steinstra, a Senior Researcher at the Federal Judicial Center have co-edited Research Insights, a regular column in the American Bar Association’s DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE. Twice a year the editors choose 10-12 empirical research studies relevant to ADR professionals and publish the citation and abstract. In compiling the list of studies to choose from for publication in the column, Coben and Steinstra cast a fairly wide net looking for published research in a variety of fields, including social psychology, cognitive science, consumer research, law, economics and political science. The current list of citations and abstracts exceeds 300 entries.

The compilation of ADR empirical research study abstracts and citations is organized by topic and then chronologically within the topic with most recently published entries listed first. The compilation is updated twice a year. Please notify James Coben if you notice a relevant empirical research study that is not included in the list.


Abstracts and Citations


ADR Empirical Research Studies (Summer 2013-Winter 2018), James Coben and Donna Steinstra