History of reading tutorial 1: Finding evidence of reading in the past
History of reading tutorial 1: Finding evidence of reading in the past

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History of reading tutorial 1: Finding evidence of reading in the past

Learning outcomes

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.

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