Conceptual and Practical Matters: The Challenges and Benefits of Conducting Educational Research Using Historical Data

McKinney, S. J. (2017) Conceptual and Practical Matters: The Challenges and Benefits of Conducting Educational Research Using Historical Data. In: Conceptual and Practical Matters: The Challenges and Benefits of Conducting Educational Research Using Historical Data. Series: SAGE Research Methods Cases, Part 2. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781473982291 (doi:10.4135/9781473982291)

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Abstract

This case study presents insights from original research that is interdisciplinary and blends theories. The case study is focused on research on the putative relationship between sectarianism and Catholic schools in Scotland. The research methods included historical analysis of primary documents, Social Science theory, and education. The case study explores a number of very relevant issues in researching and presenting research: justifying and creating new definitions and reconceptualizations; accessing large-scale historical resources that are not on-line and have to be accessed in a library; and issues in time management and the time limited nature of some Social Science research and structuring research outputs.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McKinney, Professor Stephen
Authors: McKinney, S. J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISBN:9781473982291

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