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Elite Oral History : A Guide to Interviewing for Historians (Hardcover) (Michael Kandiah)
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Elite Oral History provides support for those intending to use oral history as a research tool to understand, analyse and describe developments in the recent past. It guides the reader through the various methods of collecting oral testimony and offers a discussion of important issues in the field, such as transcription and archiving oral material.
This book considers how ethical and legal considerations affect research and suggests best practices to be followed by researchers in various scenarios. Consideration is also given to the ways in which elite oral history should be used and why all contemporary historians should contemplate using it. Elite Oral History is an essential text for anyone interested in knowing more about the practicalities and methodologies involved in oral history.