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University of Toronto St. George

Soc204 March 16 Topic is 9 and 10, historography oral history and case studies Nothing magical all fill the same requirements get data and evaluate like all other research techniques Define history as accounting for past events Historiography is the discovery of what happened during some past period not just facts but theoritcal perspective, major point is interpretation and analysis of data. Research 1 or more reasons, uncover unknown, find infor people don’t need about, implications of past events, result of something of the past, access past activitu of people agencies or institutions and aid social lfe today Underlying is the past teaches us about the present not differnet from any other social research Sources are similar to other social sciences, or other social research info found in personal collections people have seek corrabate evidence for interview information Important to remember languages societies change, historical research keep period in mind and language in mind Talk about 3 types of historical sources, primary sources which is information form witness, Secondary sources, info from people not present at original event, wrote a story based on heresay, Tertiary, info processed and and presented in an anthology and sources that will lead u to primary sources, Where to find historical info and where to find them, Doing histirography, 7 points similar to steps which are similar to any other types of research, Narrative exposition, write a book or a paper make findings public 2 criticsm that research is subject to Internal, questioning is what the reseacrhes does,
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