Tag: reserach methods

  • Comparing Military Blogs and Civil War Letters

    This post outlines an interesting comparative research study of secondary documents (‘private’ letters and a more public blog) which could be used to get students thinking about the usefulness of such sources in social research. I’ve taken the summary below straight from Bryman (2016) Social Research Methods: It is tempting to think that the century and a half […]

  • Longitudinal Studies

    Longitudinal Studies are studies in which data is collected at specific intervals over a long period of time in order to measure changes over time. This post provides one example of a longitudinal study and explores some the strengths and limitations of this research method. With a longitudinal study you might start with an original […]