Research Methods for History

ISBN-10: 0748642048

ISBN-13: 9780748642045

Edition: 2011

Authors: Simon Gunn, Lucy Faire

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Written by an international group of experienced researchers, this is a guide to the sources, techniques and concepts needed for effective historical research studies.
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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.10" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Lucy Faire is Honorary Fellow in the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester. She specialises in the history of home and leisure. She is the co-author with Mark Jancovich of The Place of the Audience: Cultural Geographies of Film Consumption (BFI, 2003).

List of Figures and Tables
Introduction: Why Bother with Method?
The Essentials
Working With/In the Archives
Approaching Visual Materials
Material Culture
Landscape and Place
Researching Individuals and Groups
Collective Biography
Life Stories and Historical Analysis
Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
GIS, Spatial Technologies and Digital Mapping
Document to Database and Spreadsheet
Deciphering Meanings
Reading Language as a Historical Source
Analysing Behaviour as Performance
Rethinking Categories
Ethics and Historical Research
Time, Temporality and History
Notes on Contributors
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