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Chapter 9

CMN 3103 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Bloomsburg University Of Pennsylvania, Subaltern Studies, Institute Of Historical Research


Department
Communication
Course Code
CMN 3103
Professor
Peruvemba Jaya
Chapter
9

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Chapter 9
Social Historical Research and Oral Traditions
We are interested in understanding other perspectives which may not reflect
the dominant view
Trying to look at other accounts
Very interesting approach to problem…understanding at a deeper level of
perspectives
HISTORICAL RESEARCH
!Understand historical nature of phenomena, events, people,
agencies and institutions.
!Historiography
o!Systematic reconstruction of the past
o!It is not just discrete events, it could be a series of events
DATA SOURCES
!Primary Sources
o!Oral or written testimony of eyewitnesses
!!Documents
!!Photographs
!!Recordings
!!Diaries
!Secondary Sources
o!Oral or written testimony of people not immediately present
!!Textbooks
!!Oral histories
!!Newspaper stories
o!Your are not directly addressing the primary source of the
research
!Tertiary Sources
o!Presentation or collection of primary or secondary sources
!!Almanacs
!!Bibliographies
!!Encyclopedias
o!
STEPS OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH
!Identify an idea
!Conduct a literature review
!Refine the research questions
!Select historiography
!Identify primary and secondary sources
!Confirm authenticity and accuracy
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