This chapter provides illustrated guidelines for analyzing historical data in social work and social welfare. It argues that the analysis of historical data is really an interpretation, or a reinterpretation, of obtainable materials. In looking at history, researchers do not develop new data, but rather rearrange existing data according to a new hypothesis; the study’s hypothesis is the core of the analysis.
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