Oral History Methodology

Dr. Sean Field

This paper is aimed at post-graduate students, and provides an overview of oral history methodology. It gives specific instructional guidance on doing interviews and fieldwork. It is also specifically intended to serve as educational supplement to a series of workshops, over three days, conducted with students in Vietnam and the Philippines in 2007. Bear in mind, that it is impossible to provide comprehensive instructions on how to do oral history research here, but rather this paper aims to both guide students and motivate them to read more and to ultimately learn through the experience of doing oral history fieldwork.

Oral History Methodology (123 KB pdf document)


Oral History: Method, Practise and Theory (2009)

Dr. Sean Field

Oral History: Method, Practise and Theory (114 KB pdf document)