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Framing the Research Project



Workshop Questions

  • What source(s) will you be using and why?
  • What are the major themes you can learn about through your source(s)?
  • What else do you need to know in order to write about this/these source(s)?
  • What are the problems and difficulties with studying this/these source(s)?


Black, Jeremy, and Donald M. MacRaild, Studying History, 3rd ed. (Basingstoke, 2007)

Davies, Martin, Doing A Successful Research Project (Basingstoke, 2007)

Gunn, Simon, and Lucy Faire (eds), Research Methods for History (Edinburgh, 2011)

McDowell, W. H., Historical Research: A Guide (London, 2002)

Storey, William Kelleher, Writing History: A Guide for Students, 3rd ed. (Oxford, 2008)

Swetnam, Derek, Writing Your Dissertation, 3rd ed. (Oxford, 2000)