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ERIC Number: EJ855971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
Opinion: An Argument for Archival Research Methods--Thinking beyond Methodology
L'Eplattenier, Barbara E.
College English, v72 n1 p67-79 Sep 2009
Historians of rhetoric and composition need to be more explicit and specific about their investigative methods when reporting their research, states this author. This should be done in a systematic and incremental way that both highlights the uniqueness of archival study and creates the depth and breadth of knowledge required to begin generalizing about the tools the discipline needs and uses. Aside from modeling archival strategies for other researchers, a methods section allows the readers to evaluate the presented information and determine its trustworthiness and accuracy. (Contains 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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