Summary: Historical and biographical research is increasingly used by social scientists as an important form of qualitative research. This kind of research usually requires the extensive use of formal archives housed in university and government buildings, museums, and other institutions. This concise, but practical book provides the "rules of the game" for the novice on conducting and preparing to work in archives, the protocol of using archives, and ways of organi ...show morezing and referencing the useful data from the archive.
This intriguing volume will interest scholars and students from a wide array of disciplines using this type of research for social analysis. ...show less