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Biography, Biographical Research
(969 words)

1. General

The scholarly handling of biographical material has a century-old tradition in sociology (Paul). Biographical materials serve as valuable sources for research in ethnology and psychology. They are aids in documenting and interpreting the processes of modern social history and in researching everyday life in various cultures and spheres of life. As distinct from quantitative, empirical social science, which uses questionnaires, graphs, and a variety of investigative techniques in proving its h…

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Hoerning, Erika M., “Biography, Biographical Research”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_B296>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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