Learning Objectives

15.1 Illustrate the value of historical and comparative methods with one historical or contemporary example
15.2 Contrast the two types of historical social science methods
15.3 Contrast the three types of comparative social science methods
15.4 Appraise the value of adding demographic analysis to historical and comparative investigations
15.5 Critique content analysis as a way of identifying social patterns
15.6 Formulate an argument for exempting historical and comparative research from IRB review