How can oral evidence be generated, selected and analyzed so that oral history becomes a reliable historical tool? The author shows how, with the help of social science methodology, the unique insights gained from talking to individuals about the past can be a valuable addition to historical sources. The book provides the reader with detailed guidelines on the interviewing process, who to interview, how to interview, and how to analyze the information, whether from a single interview or a large archive. Also examined are the problems of memoryohow researchers can check reliability and accuracy.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield