The Methods and Skills of History Book
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The Methods and Skills of History


  • Author : Michael J. Salevouris
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-09-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118745342

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The Methods and Skills of History Excerpt :

Widely acclaimed for its accessibility and engaging approach to the subject, the fourth edition of The Methods and Skills of History combines theory and instruction with hands-on practice, making it a comprehensive guide to historical research and writing. Combines theory with hands-on practice in its introduction to historical methods Includes a series of field-tested exercises designed to make the research and writing of history more meaningful and accessible to readers Features expanded coverage of writing history and up-to-date coverage of online research Designed to strengthen students’ critical thinking and communication skills

Going to the Sources Book
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Going to the Sources


  • Author : Anthony Brundage
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-04-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119262855

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Going to the Sources Excerpt :

It’s been almost 30 years since the first edition of Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing was first published. Newly revised and updated, the sixth edition of this bestselling guide helps students at all levels meet the challenge of writing their first (or their first “real”) research paper. Presenting various schools of thought, this useful tool explores the dynamic, nature, and professional history of research papers, and shows readers how to identify, find, and evaluate both primary and secondary sources for their own writing assignments. This new edition addresses the shifting nature of historical study over the last twenty years. Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing includes: A new section analyzing attempts by authors of historical works to identify and cultivate the appropriate public for their writings, from scholars appealing to a small circle of fellow specialists, to popular authors seeking mass readership A handy style guide for creating footnotes, endnotes, bibliographical entries, as well as a list of commonly used abbreviations Advanced Placement high school and undergraduate college students taking history courses at every level will benefit from the engaging, thoughtful, and down-to-earth advice within this hands-on guide.

Historiography  An Introductory Guide Book

Historiography An Introductory Guide


  • Author : Eileen Ka-May Cheng
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-03-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441135995

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Historiography An Introductory Guide Excerpt :

"What is historiography?" asked the American historian Carl Becker in 1938. Professional historians continue to argue over the meaning of the term. This book challenges the view of historiography as an esoteric subject by presenting an accessible and concise overview of the history of historical writing from the Renaissance to the present. Historiography plays an integral role in aiding undergraduate students to better understand the nature and purpose of historical analysis more generally by examining the many conflicting ways that historians have defined and approached history. By demonstrating how these historians have differed in both their interpretations of specific historical events and their definitions of history itself, this book conveys to students the interpretive character of history as a discipline and the way that the historian's context and subjective perspective influence his or her understanding of the past.

The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts Book

The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts


  • Author : Peter Seixas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-07-30
  • Genre: Historiography
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 0176541543

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The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts Excerpt :

Authors Peter Seixas and Tom Morton provide a guide to bring powerful understandings of these six historical thinking concepts into the classroom through teaching strategies and model activities. Table of Contents Historical Significance Evidence Continuity and Change Cause and Consequence Historical Perspectives The Ethical Dimension The accompanying DVD-ROM includes: Modifiable Blackline Masters All graphics, photographs, and illustrations from the text Additional teaching support Order Information: All International Based Customers (School, University and Consumer): All US based customers please contact nelson.orderdesk@nelson.com All International customers (exception US and Asia) please contact Nelson.international@ne lson.com

Hiroshima in History and Memory Book
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Hiroshima in History and Memory


  • Author : Michael J Hogan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-03-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 0521566827

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Hiroshima in History and Memory Excerpt :

This collection of essays surveys the Hiroshima story.

History Skills Book

History Skills


  • Author : Mary Abbott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-08-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134035601

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History Skills Excerpt :

Degree-level history is characterized not only by knowledge and understanding of the human past, but by a battery of skills and qualities which are as directly applicable to employment as to professional postgraduate training or academic research. History Skills gives frank and practical help to students throughout their university course with advice on: research methods taking notes participating in class coursework examinations the dissertation. Designed as a guide to success, the book helps to develop the critical skills that students need to get the most out of their course. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account digital resources and the benefits and risks associated with online research. New chapters on the first-year experience and employability help students to adjust to the way history is taught at university and explore the opportunities available to them after graduating. Offering an unrivalled ‘insider’s view’ of what it takes to succeed, History Skills provides the comprehensive toolkit for all history students.

The Princeton Guide to Historical Research Book

The Princeton Guide to Historical Research


  • Author : Zachary Schrag
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691215488

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The Princeton Guide to Historical Research Excerpt :

The essential handbook for doing historical research in the twenty-first century The Princeton Guide to Historical Research provides students, scholars, and professionals with the skills they need to practice the historian's craft in the digital age, while never losing sight of the fundamental values and techniques that have defined historical scholarship for centuries. Zachary Schrag begins by explaining how to ask good questions and then guides readers step-by-step through all phases of historical research, from narrowing a topic and locating sources to taking notes, crafting a narrative, and connecting one's work to existing scholarship. He shows how researchers extract knowledge from the widest range of sources, such as government documents, newspapers, unpublished manuscripts, images, interviews, and datasets. He demonstrates how to use archives and libraries, read sources critically, present claims supported by evidence, tell compelling stories, and much more. Featuring a wealth of examples that illustrate the methods used by seasoned experts, The Princeton Guide to Historical Research reveals that, however varied the subject matter and sources, historians share basic tools in the quest to understand people and the choices they made. Offers practical step-by-step guidance on how to do historical research, taking readers from initial questions to final publication Connects new digital technologies to the traditional skills of the historian Draws on hundreds of examples from a broad range of historical topics and approaches Shares tips for researchers at every skill level

Sleuthing the Alamo Book
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Sleuthing the Alamo


  • Author : James E. Crisp
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195184082

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Sleuthing the Alamo Excerpt :

In Sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution--truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness," as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries. Beginning with a very personal prologue recalling both the pride and the prejudices that he encountered in the Texas of his youth, Crisp traces his path to the discovery of documents distorted, censored, and ignored--documents which reveal long-silenced voices from the Texan past. In each of four chapters focusing on specific documentary "finds," Crisp uncovers the clues that led to these archival discoveries. Along the way, the cast of characters expands to include: a prominent historian who tried to walk away from his first book; an unlikely teenaged "speechwriter" for General Sam Houston; three eyewitnesses to the death of Davy Crockett at the Alamo; a desperate inmate of Mexico City's Inquisition Prison, whose scribbled memoir of the war in Texas is now listed in the Guiness Book of World Records; and the stealthy slasher of the most famous historical painting in Texas. In his afterword, Crisp explores the evidence behind the mythic "Yellow Rose of Texas" and examines some of the powerful forces at work in silencing the very voices from the past that we most need to hear today. Here then is an engaging first-person account of historical detective work, illuminating the methods of the serious historian--and the motives of those who prefer glorious myth to unflattering truth.

Social Work Methods and Skills Book

Social Work Methods and Skills


  • Author : Karen Healy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-12-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350313729

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Social Work Methods and Skills Excerpt :

This brilliantly systematic and comprehensive textbook provides an integrated approach to social work theory, methods and skills as the bedrock of all social work practice. Recognizing social work as a diverse activity that is rooted in common foundations, it explains how practice both shapes and is shaped by professional purpose. The text also explores the diverse range of social work practice methods available and aims to equip the reader with a foundation in the history and application of these varied approaches. Offering a step-by-step discussion that will empower readers to critically develop and refine their professional toolkit for purposeful and innovative intervention, this original rationale is an essential resource for any social work student or practitioner looking to build, or consolidate, their understanding of the range of methods and skills available for effective professional practice.

History and Theory Book

History and Theory


  • Author : Sharlene Sayegh
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2014-01-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780205988891

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History and Theory Excerpt :

Explore how theory informs historical writing History and Theory offers a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging exploration of how theory informs historical writing. It helps students distinguish and explain the differences among theoretical perspectives. MySearchLab is a part of the Sayegh/Altice program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand historical theory in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205979831 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205979837

History  A Very Short Introduction Book

History A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : John Arnold
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2000-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192853523

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History A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

Starting with an examination of how historians work, this "Very Short Introduction" aims to explore history in a general, pithy, and accessible manner, rather than to delve into specific periods.

The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays Book

The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays


  • Author : Katherine Pickering Antonova
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190271152

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The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays Excerpt :

The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays is a step-by-step guide to the typical assignments of any undergraduate or master's-level history program in North America. Effective writing is a process of discovery, achieved through the continual act of making choices--what to include or exclude, how to order elements, and which style to choose--each according to the author's goals and the intended audience. The book integrates reading and specialized vocabulary with writing and revision and addresses the evolving nature of digital media while teaching the terms and logic of traditional sources and the reasons for citation as well as the styles. This approach to writing not only helps students produce an effective final product and build from writing simple, short essays to completing a full research thesis, it also teaches students why and how an essay is effective, empowering them to approach new writing challenges with the freedom to find their own voice.

Political Research Book

Political Research


  • Author : Sandra Halperin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-04
  • Genre: Political science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198820628

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Political Research Excerpt :

Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills, the market leading textbook in political research methods, is essential reading for students taking a module in research methods as part of a politics or international relations degree. Its accessible, step-by-step approach covers the entire research methods process, equipping students with the necessary skills to successfully conduct their own independent study and research. With coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, the book begins by guiding readers on how to come up with a research question, and leads the reader right through to writing up a final report. The book also includes chapters on theory, methodology, and the philosophy of social science, which are fully revised for the third edition to include up-to-date 'real world' examples, such as Gerber and Green's survey on political attitudes or Wantchekon's study on clientelism in Benin. These sections help students to understand essential debates around research methods, as well as sharing practical guidance. The easy to understand language and straightforward approach of Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills help students get to grips with particularly complex topics relating to epistemological, ontological and mythological research, and quantitative questions such as 'what is data?'. The third edition reflects key areas of development in the field, such as the increased importance of ethics, and changes in digital research. The book is also enhanced with a range of engaging learning features including chapter summaries, end-of-chapter conclusions and questions, and a guide to further reading, created to reinforce students' understanding of research methods and further explore specific approaches to research.

Digital Histories Book

Digital Histories


  • Author : Mats Fridlund
  • Publisher : Helsinki University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9789523690219

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Digital Histories Excerpt :

Historical scholarship is currently undergoing a digital turn. All historians have experienced this change in one way or another, by writing on word processors, applying quantitative methods on digitalized source materials, or using internet resources and digital tools. Digital Histories showcases this emerging wave of digital history research. It presents work by historians who – on their own or through collaborations with e.g. information technology specialists – have uncovered new, empirical historical knowledge through digital and computational methods. The topics of the volume range from the medieval period to the present day, including various parts of Europe. The chapters apply an exemplary array of methods, such as digital metadata analysis, machine learning, network analysis, topic modelling, named entity recognition, collocation analysis, critical search, and text and data mining. The volume argues that digital history is entering a mature phase, digital history ‘in action’, where its focus is shifting from the building of resources towards the making of new historical knowledge. This also involves novel challenges that digital methods pose to historical research, including awareness of the pitfalls and limitations of the digital tools and the necessity of new forms of digital source criticisms. Through its combination of empirical, conceptual and contextual studies, Digital Histories is a timely and pioneering contribution taking stock of how digital research currently advances historical scholarship.