Using Computers In History

Using Computers In History

by M.J. Lewis, Roger Lloyd-Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415103126

ISBN-13: 9780415103121

Pub. Date: 05/23/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Using Computers in History is designed to introduce students to historical computing through practical workshop exercises. With topics such as the pattern of nineteenth century emigration from the UK, the performance of the American and German economies in the 1930s and the Lancashire cotton industry, Lloyd-Jones and Lewis explain and illustrate the possible

Overview

Using Computers in History is designed to introduce students to historical computing through practical workshop exercises. With topics such as the pattern of nineteenth century emigration from the UK, the performance of the American and German economies in the 1930s and the Lancashire cotton industry, Lloyd-Jones and Lewis explain and illustrate the possible uses of the computer for the historian.
Using Computers in History:
* raises awareness of the use of computers as an important tool for the historian
* provides a practical introduction to basic computer terminology
* includes high quality diagrams of the screen displays which should appear at each stage
* examines the use of spreadsheets and how to design and work with them
* discusses the different software packages available, concentrating on Microsoft Excel 4
* includes spreadsheet exercises based around a range of historical data sets
* explores the use of databases
* shows how to construct them
* gives guidelines for further study
* prompts students to apply the skills they have learnt to a number of examples

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415103121
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/23/1996
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Section 1 Introduction Chapter 1 How to Use this Book and Getting Started. Chapter 2 Introduction to History and Computing Section 2 Spreadsheets and Graphs Chapter 3 Spreadsheets, Graphs, and the Historian Chapter 4 Presenting Historical Data With a Spreadsheet

Chapter 5 Presentation of Historical Information:Graphs Chapter 6 The Historian and Data:The Material Conditions of the Working -Class in Britain 1850-1914 Chapter 7 Spreadsheets and Graphs:The Historian and Data Section 3 Databases Chapter 8 Databases and the Historian Chapter 9

Getting Started with a Database Chapter 10 Databases and Independent Study

and presentation of historical data using the concepts described earlier in the book (Teaching History)

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