Historical Research: A Guide

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Longman, 2002 - History - 273 pages
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This is the first practical guide to cover the various stages of a history research project, from the selection of the topic and the organization and interpretation of source material, through to the completion of the written-up record. Whether it is for a dissertation, thesis article or, indeed, full-length book, Historical Research deals with the purpose of research, and the implications, limitations and benefits of different research methods, as well as the effective presentation of the finished result.

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The nature and value of history
History and the social sciences
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Dr W. H. McDowell is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Scottish History, University of Edinburgh

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