Empower your students to think critically and take ownership of their research with Research Methods Primary Sources - the innovative new teaching and learning tool from Adam Matthew

17 November 2021

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Adam Matthew is excited to announce the launch of its new online resource, Research Methods Primary Sources, helping students to understand and interact confidently with primary source material, both digitally and in archives.

Introducing the key approaches and methodologies of working with source material, the resource provides practical advice and instruction from experts around the world to provide foundational guidance on where students can find historical documents, the questions they might want to pose and how best to conduct their own research and analysis of materials.

“Research Methods Primary Sources is an exciting new tool that will be transformational for teaching with primary sources. We’ve developed the resource in collaboration with the team behind the successful SAGE Research Methods resource, as well as hundreds of academics, librarians, and historians from a range of institutions and specialisms. The result is an engaging tool that supports the development of vital critical thinking skills."

Jennifer Kemp, Deputy Managing Director, Adam Matthew

Used alongside existing Adam Matthew collections, or as a stand-alone resource, Research Methods Primary Sources has been designed with flexibility to integrate into a classroom setting or assigned for independent study and is arranged into three distinct areas of focus: Learning Tools, Case Studies, and Practice Sources.

Comprising video interviews, how-to guides, and essays from scholars and librarians working across the globe, it features over 100 individual case studies and more than 300 historical items drawn from 50 archives, providing opportunities for students to employ their new skills and knowledge to critically evaluate sources.

“SAGE Research Methods is proud to partner with Adam Matthew to create this unique collection which brings together SAGE’s expertise in commissioning high quality resources for teaching, learning, and doing research with Adam Matthew’s unparalleled primary source materials. Combined, Research Methods Primary Sources offers the most complete resource available anywhere on how to use primary source material in your research.”

Katie Metzler, Vice President of Books and Social Science Innovation at SAGE Publishing.

Research Methods Primary Sources is a vital tool for all instructors to empower students and support primary source literacy and critical thinking skills across all levels of study.

To find out more, visit the Adam Matthew website: https://www.amdigital.co.uk/products/research-methods-primary-sources