Historical method facts for kids
Following Garraghan (in: A Guide to Historical Method, 168) puts six questions that should be answered as minimal standard for a sound historical method:
- When was the source, written or unwritten, produced (date)?
- Where was it produced (localization)?
- By whom was it produced (authorship)?
- From what pre-existing material was it produced (analysis)?
- In what original form was it produced (integrity)?
- What is the evidential value of its contents (credibility)?
- Gilbert J. Garraghan, A Guide to Historical Method, Fordham University Press: New York (1946). .
- Louis Gottschalk, Understanding History: A Primer of Historical Method, Alfred A. Knopf: New York (1950). .
- Martha Howell and Walter Prevenier, From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods, Cornell University Press: Ithaca (2001). .
- C. Behan McCullagh, Justifying Historical Descriptions, Cambridge University Press: New York (1984). .
- R. J. Shafer, A Guide to Historical Method, The Dorsey Press: Illinois (1974). .
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