{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Week 13 - Historical Comparative Methods

Week 13 - Historical Comparative Methods - Social Research...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Social Research Methods SOC 293 20 and 22 November 2012 Historical Comparative Methods Types of H-C Questions Addressing ‘big’ questions Examining social change Comparing societies/cultures H-C vs. Quantitative Approaches H-C vs. Qualitative Approaches Similarities Point of view is important Examine diversity of data Use of grounded theory Use of translation Focus on action, process, sequence of time Generalization and theory is limited Distinct H-C Approach Steps in H-C Research Conceptualizing the object of inquiry Locating evidence
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Evaluating quality of evidence Organizing evidence Synthesizing Data and Evidence Types of historical evidence Primary sources Secondary sources Running records Recollections Oral History Research with Primary Sources Survival of data What survives is not random (can be incidentally or accidentally left behind) External criticism Internal criticism Non source-­‐based knowledge Research with Secondary Sources Historians are not value/theory free data sets (They have different perspectives and cannot be
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern