ERIC Number: EJ442123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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When We Generalize or Compare, Can We Always Rely on the "Absence of Evidence"?: A Sociologist Looks at Historical Methodology.
Lewis, Jonathan F.
History Teacher, v24 n4 p455-69 Aug 1991
Describes the problem of absence of evidence in historiography. Discusses the limits this lack of evidence poses for comparative studies by sociologists. Identifies steps in which events or evidence may be missed or passed over. Includes nonoccurrence, no surviving evidence, unlocated evidence, failure to note evidence, inaccurate criticism of evidence, and evidence not included. (DK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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