After studying this course, you should be able to:
demonstrate a basic knowledge of the debates about the evidence of reading, understanding distinctions between ‘hard’ or quantitative data and ‘soft’ or qualitative data
understand an overview of some of the types of evidence scholars have used to construct the UK RED and their relative merits as primary sources
identify different sources when looking at individual entries in the UK RED
experiment with applying different methods of analysis to sets of records in the UK RED, including the application of quantitative and qualitative methods.