Historical Research

Historical Research : A Guide for Writers of Dissertations, Theses, Articles and Books

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 30mm | 499.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138836923
  • 9781138836921

About Bill McDowell

W. H. McDowell is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Scottish History, University of Edinburgh
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Table of contents

PART 1: THE STUDY OF HISTORY. The nature and value of history. History and the social sciences. History and the natural sciences. PART 2: RESEARCH METHODS. Research tools. Historical sources. Planning a research project. Locating and indexing source material. Evaluating source material. Research notes. Illustrate material. Research for a higher degree. Publication of article and books. PART 3: STYLISTIC CONVENTIONS. Abbreviations, numbers and punctuation. Typescript format. Footnote and bibliography references. Proofreading. Indexing
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