Using film as a source

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    This book is a hands-on study skills guide that explores how film and moving image can be used as sources. It is aimed at those who want to use film and moving image as the basis for research and offers advice on research methods, theory and methodology, archival work and film-based analysis. It draws on the disciplines of film and history to offer advice for students and researchers in these fields.

    The book includes sections on working with different kinds of moving images, how to explore visual sources, how to undertake film-related research and how to use film theory. In addition to providing detailed case studies, the guide also offers advice on research, writing and studying, creating a methodology, visiting archives, accessing material and exploring films from a historical perspective. The guide's focus is on good research practice, whether it be conducting an interview, visiting an archive, undertaking textual analysis or defining a research question.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationManchester
    PublisherManchester University Press
    Commissioning bodyInstitute of Historical Research
    Number of pages174
    ISBN (Print)9780719090301
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2015

    Publication series

    NameIHR Research Guides
    PublisherManchester University Press


    • Film
    • History
    • research
    • sources
    • methodology


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