HISTORICAL RESEARCH: THE INTERVIEW

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HISTORICAL RESEARCH: THE INTERVIEW

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The novice interviewer will find such a project challenging and frightening, but also bearing the potential of considerable rewards. Many students ignore interviewing as a research tool because the logistics problems appear, at first glance, to be immense. Furthermore, the popular concept of an interview implies that the interviewee must be a celebrity. In fact, while interviewing very prominent persons may indeed be fruitful, it is an axiom that the best subjects are often relatively obscure. Depending upon the topic under investigation, a historian may wish to interview persons from various walks of life. The best subject for your interview might be a former goverment official, but it could also be your next-door neighbor. The prudent historian explores all possible sources of information.

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Western Connecticut State College

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http://archives.library.wcsu.edu/relatedObjects/clio/1973/CLIO_1973_001.pdf

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Gallagher, Richard. “HISTORICAL RESEARCH: THE INTERVIEW.” Vol. 1, num. 1, Clio - 1973. WCSU Archives, 3 Apr. 2013. Accessed on the Web: 23 Oct. 2019.

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