Documentary Research / Edition 1

Documentary Research / Edition 1

by Gary Mcculloch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415272866

ISBN-13: 9780415272865

Pub. Date: 08/25/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Documentary sources have become increasingly neglected in education and the social sciences. This book seeks to emphasise their potential value and importance for an understanding of modern societies, while also recognising their limitations, and explores their relationship with other research strategies.
This up-to-date examination of how to research and use

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Overview

Documentary sources have become increasingly neglected in education and the social sciences. This book seeks to emphasise their potential value and importance for an understanding of modern societies, while also recognising their limitations, and explores their relationship with other research strategies.
This up-to-date examination of how to research and use documents analyzes texts from the past and present, considering sources ranging from personal archives to online documents and including books, reports, official documents, works of fiction and printed media.
This comprehensive analysis of the use of documents in research includes sections covering:
* analysing documents
* legal frameworks and ethical issues
* records and archives
* printed media and literature
* diaries, letters and autobiographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415272865
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/25/2004
Series:
Social Research and Educational Studies
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : reading between the lines1
2Paper tigers : social research and documentary studies11
3The joy of life : doing documentary research29
4Behind the scenes : records and archives51
5On the record : printed media and literature74
6Life and times : diaries, letters and autobiographies101
7A new leaf : connections and conclusions128

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