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Archival Strategies and Techniques
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Archival Strategies and Techniques


Volume: 31
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Qualitative Research

96 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Historical and biographical work is becoming a more common type of qualitative research done by social scientists and usually requires the extensive use of formal archives housed in universities, governments, museums and other institutions. This practical and concise book provides an introduction for the novice on conducting archival research and covers such topics as contacting and preparing to work in archives, the protocol of using archives, and ways of organizing and referencing the useful data from the archive.
 
Introduction
 
Archival Sedimentation
 
Structure, Control, and Technology
 
Getting Started
`Targets' and `Tool Kits'

 
 
Orientation Interviews
 
Confronting the `Black Box' Problem
 
Life in the Reading Room
 
Strategies for Organizing Archival Data
 
Methodological Complexities
 
Publication, Citations, and Permissions
 
Non-Archival Data Sources

A fine introduction to archival research, which is likely to be particularly useful to undergraduates or postgraduates approaching archives for the first time.

Dr Magnus Feldmann
Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol
November 23, 2011

Michael R. Hill

Michael R. Hill holds earned Doctorates in Geography (1982) and Sociology (1989) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). His primary interests are theories, methodologies, and disciplinary histories. He has taught courses in geography, design studies, landscape architecture, urban planning, and sociology during appointments at Iowa State University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Albion College, the University of Notre Dame, and UNL. He currently edits Sociological Origins and is a senior tutor in the UNL Department of Athletics. He is the author, editor, and/or co-editor of 11 books, including Archival... More About Author

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