The Uses of Sociology for Real-time History

  • David Kynaston Kingston University
Keywords: csociology, contemporary history, social history, qualitative data, secondary analysis, archives


This paper was transcribed from a talk presented by David KYNASTON at a seminar on Social Science Data Archives for Social Historians: creating, depositing and using qualitative data, organised jointly by the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) and the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), held at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London on 25 November 2003. This paper presents the author's experience of doing research for a social history of Britain between 1945 and 1979 using data and documentary evidence drawn from some of the classic sociology studies archived at ESDS Qualidata (University of Essex). URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0501457


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Author Biography

David Kynaston, Kingston University
David KYNASTON, visiting professor at the Faculty of Art and Social Sciences at Kingston University.
How to Cite
Kynaston, D. (2005). The Uses of Sociology for Real-time History. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 6(1).
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