Archival Research as Empirical
10 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2009
Date Written: July 31, 2009
This paper examines the meaning of the term 'empirical,' to argue that the archival research that historians perform is just as empirical as the research that 'social scientists' perform. It makes the subsidiary claim that nothing properly called 'social science' actually exists on the planet or ever will.
Keywords: history, social science, archival research, statistical research, andrew jackson, cold fusion
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