Documentary Research in Education, History, and the Social Sciences

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Education - 148 pages
Documentary sources have become increasingly neglected in education and the social sciences. This book seeks to emphasise their potential value and importance for an understanding of modern societies, while also recognising their limitations, and explores their relationship with other research strategies.
This up-to-date examination of how to research and use documents analyzes texts from the past and present, considering sources ranging from personal archives to online documents and including books, reports, official documents, works of fiction and printed media.
This comprehensive analysis of the use of documents in research includes sections covering:
* analysing documents
* legal frameworks and ethical issues
* records and archives
* printed media and literature
* diaries, letters and autobiographies.
 

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Contents

Reading between the Lines
1
Case Studies
10
Social Research and Documentary Studies
11
Doing Documentary Research
29
Charles Clarke on elitism 2002 3941
39
Records and Archives
51
Printed Media and Literature
74
Diaries Letters and Autobiographies
101
Congressional Record USA May 2003 847
109
Connections and Conclusions
128
Bibliography
133
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Gary McCulloch is Brian Simon Professor of History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

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