This is the first practical guide to cover the various stages of a history research project, from the selection of the topic and the organization and interpretation of source material, through to the completion of the written-up record.Whether it is for a dissertation, thesis article or, indeed, full-length book, Historical Research deals with the purpose of research, and the implications, limitations and benefits of different research methods, as well as the effective presentation of the finished result.
A guide to research methods for the writing of history papers, dissertations, articles, and books. A twin focus on research methods and stylistic conventions is provided. The guide proceeds in a step- by-step fashion from the selection of a topic to the completion of a typescript. The range of source material is surveyed and footnote and bibliographical citations are covered. New possibilities provided by computers for research, analysis, and presentation of information are discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)