1. What is archival research
  2. What Archives Are and Why They Are Useful
  3. Best Practices for Archival Social Science
  4. Advantages of and problems with Archival Material


Reading: archival research

“How (and How Not) to Use Archival Sources in Political Science”, Alexander Lee, 2015, Department of Political Science, University of Rochester

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Reflection activity: archival research

Share the answers to the following questions with the group in the discussion forum.

  1. Find an academic journal article that utilises archival research methods, and discuss the significance (and possible implications) of their access to these specific materials.