KINE 2049 Lecture Notes - Institute Of Historical Research, Cover Letter, Religious Text

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York University
Kinesiology & Health Science
KINE 2049
December 2, 2009
KINE 2049
Qualitative Research
>Sociological Inquiry
-The study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins,
organizations, institutions, and development of human society.
>Historical Research
>Gender Analysis
-take account of the cultural and social differences between men and
women. These include differences in their needs and interests, knowledge,
tasks and roles in society.
.There are departments in the universities called "Women's Studies” which
are new.
>Literary Analysis
.Is a study of writings films, possibly music, poetry of a culture or a
.When you study that sort of thing it tells you about societies views on
a particular topic.
.Professor talking about a new movie that is out - Blindsite – movie.
Historical research
>"A study of change".
.If things did not change we would not have history.
>Why? Can give direction to the future.
.If you study the history of somebody who made it into medicine you would
have a much better chance of getting in.
.Historical gives us perspective on what is very likely to happen.
.Professor talking about President Obama who ordered 30,000 more troops
into Afghanistan.
.A study of history tells you that will not work. Another Vietnam -
people don't learn from the past.
-When, where, who, what, how
-adds analysis and explanation to above
-The "why" component
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>Giving the Finger
>Before the Battle of Agincourt 1415, the French, anticipating victory
over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured
English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to
draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable
of fighting in the future.
......The English one...
-use data to explain
-Video and audio tape people and comments
-form of interpretive-explain behaviour of individual historical figures.
>interview people who lived through the experiences.
New dinosaur species found
.this one makes T-rex look little (Picture shown)
Newspaper clipping: Crocs that dined on dinosaurs
Newspaper clipping: Sea monsters found in Arctic
Newspaper clipping: Chicken math shows T.rex couldn't run
.T-rex couldn't run because it was too big.
.Hollywood creates the T-rex running.
>Sources of data
-primary sources
.if you witnessed it you were right there.
-secondary sources
.one degree away
Primary Sources
.the problem with interviewing is the lifespan.
.after 100 years you will not find witnesses to the account.
.official records - government documents, religious documents - births,
marriages, deaths etc.
.schools keep records
>personal records - diaries, letters, text-messaging and cell phones.
.speeches - Presidents speeches are recorded.
>oral traditions - most cultures have oral traditions information has
been passed on from one generation to the next.
.many religious text would fall under this.
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