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- Qualitative Technique.

- studies the meaning of past events in an attempt

to interpret the facts and explain the cause of
events, and their effect in the present events.

- enables you to explore and explain the meanings,

phases and characteristics of a phenomenon or
process at a particular point of time in the past
- The strategy of historical research is also suitable in other
disciplines as it enables you to focus on exploring the historical
appearances of phenomena. It is linked to the strategy of
hermeneutics, as defining and explaining events in the past are
based on interpretations

- refers to the use of primary historical data to answer a question

because the nature of the data depending on the question asked

- can also mean gathering data from situations that have already
occurred and performing statistical analysis on this data just as
we would in a traditional experiment.
- Involves the careful study and analysis of data about past events

- A critical investigation of events, their development, and experiences of

The purpose is to gain a clearer understanding of the impact of past on
present and future events related to life process

-Involves the review of written materials but may include oral

documentation as well
- It covers categories such as historical, legal, documentary,
bibliographical, biographical, institutional, ideational and organizational.
- Observations in historical research cannot be repeated in the same
manner as in laboratory experiments and descriptive surveys.

- It is not a mere accumulation of facts and data or even a portrayal of

past events

- A hypothesis is not always necessary in historical research; inferences

are made more often from the bits of information gathered to produce
the general description of the event or the situation.

- The writing style of the written report tends to be more flexible

because the researcher wishes to present the facts and information in
an interesting manner
- It is analytical in that it uses logical induction. No two investigators
would reach the same conclusions in a given instance

- It is a flowing, vibrant report of past events which involves an analysis

and explanation of these occurrences with the objective of recapturing
the nuances, personalities and ideas that influenced these events
- A brief overview of what is contained
in the Historical Research including the
background, methods, results,
keywords and conclusion.
- describes the historical research
question that you posed. This should
also include a description of the
historical context of the topic.
Topic Sentence
- It tells the reader what the paragraph
will be about for short, the whole main
idea of the writer. In essence, it is a
"mini-thesis" -- a small argument you
will support in the paragraph.
- It helps the writer to organize his/her idea
by conducting research and compiling into
one simple idea that the reader may
understand quite well. It links one topic to
another that result into a proper flow of
- Essentially the meat of your research
paper. It is where you strive to prove
your argument by describing,
analyzing, and integrating evidence
provided by those sources
- This is usually one paragraph long,
and briefly recapitulates your thesis,
pulling all your arguments together.
- It contains all the reference material or
tools used by the authors in their
Historical research paper. It lists all the
sources you've used in your project, so
readers can easily find what you've cited.
- Historical Research helps skilled practitioners, students or researches
understand how recreation and leisure services have developed also it
benefits the general public on how recreational pursuits and recreation
organization make progress over time

- to gain clear perspective of the present because most of the current

events has a history and it is generally necessary for us to acquaint
ourselves with the history and appreciate their real significance.

- Helps the researcher to make a predictions about the past on the basis
of the facts and evidence collected of the past so that it may predict
the future generations capacity to make it better.