عنوان مقاله [English]

On the Oral History

نویسنده [English]

  • shafighe niknafs

چکیده [English]

The oral history is an approach to understand history. The approach depends on interview witf people who have had an effective impact on history. In oral history the researcher puts his question before the interviewee accurately in order to get precise responses. He tries to recon struct people’s recollections through this approach. This method of research is a mixture o social and historical research methods. The hybrid approach is being used world-wide to collec data. Accordingly, national archives resort to such research methods as well. Like any othe research, Oral History faces various problems, such as subjective views in expressing historica events, blunders made during the interview by the Interviewee, and probably his meager physics condition. Due to those problems, historians tend to make criticism. Although, the critical points could be drawn forth, but one should bear in mind that no source is more peculiar than ora history, because in this area, the historian himself is present in generating a historical documen tary.