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Publication Date: 2002
McDowell, W. H.
With increasing pressure on students and academics to produce independently researched dissertations, theses, articles and monographs, this guide to undertaking historical research provides invaluable advice and support. Historical Researchpresents a clear, practical guide to the study, research and writing of history. Each stage of historical research is covered, from the selection of a topic and the organisation and evaluation of source material, through to the completion of a typescript. The book is subdivided into three parts: Part one focuses on the study of history Part two provides detailed guidance on research methods Part three includes comprehensive information on stylistic conventions for presenting historical work Numerous examples and practical suggestions assist readers to plan, organise and complete history projects more effectively. A glossary and Guide for Further Reading are also included to provide an informative and indispensable research tool on all aspects of historical research. Bill McDowell is a Research Fellow in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh.McDowell, W. H. is the author of 'Historical Research A Guide', published 2002 under ISBN 9780582294592 and ISBN 0582294592.