Making History Count
A Primer in Quantitative Methods for Historians
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Making History Count by Charles H. Feinstein
Book DescriptionMaking History Count introduces the main quantitative methods used in historical research. The emphasis is on intuitive understanding and application of the concepts, rather than formal statistics; no knowledge of mathematics beyond simple arithmetic is required. The techniques are illustrated by applications in social, political, demographic and economic history. Students will learn to read and evaluate the application of the quantitative methods used in many books and articles, and to assess the historical conclusions drawn from them. They will also see how quantitative techniques can open up new aspects of an enquiry, and supplement and strengthen other methods of research. This textbook will encourage students to recognize the benefits of using quantitative methods in their own research projects. The text is clearly illustrated with tables, graphs and diagrams, leading the student through key topics. Additional support includes five specific historical data-sets, available from the Cambridge website.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521001373
(247mm x 174mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Studies in Capital Formation in the United Kingdom, 1750-1920, Hardback (March 1988)» View all books by Charles H. Feinstein
Based largely on archival and other primary sources, this book contains detailed studies of capital investment in the main sectors of the UK economy from 1750 to 1850. There is also a comprehensive set of estimates compiled for the entire period from 1750 to 1920.
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