Using Computers in History: A Practical Guide to Data Presentation, Analysis and the Internet by M.j. LewisUsing Computers in History: A Practical Guide to Data Presentation, Analysis and the Internet by M.j. Lewis

Using Computers in History: A Practical Guide to Data Presentation, Analysis and the Internet

byM.j. Lewis, Roger Lloyd-jonesEditorM.j. Lewis

Paperback | June 18, 1996

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Using Computers in Historyis designed to introduce students to historical computing through practical workshop exercises. With topics such as the pattern of nineteenth century emigration from the UK, the performance of the American and German economies in the 1930s and the Lancashire cotton industry, Lloyd-Jones and Lewis explain and illustrate the possible uses of the computer for the historian.
Using Computers in History:
* raises awareness of the use of computers as an important tool for the historian
* provides a practical introduction to basic computer terminology
* includes high quality diagrams of the screen displays which should appear at each stage
* examines the use of spreadsheets and how to design and work with them
* discusses the different software packages available, concentrating on Microsoft Excel 4
* includes spreadsheet exercises based around a range of historical data sets
* explores the use of databases
* shows how to construct them
* gives guidelines for further study
* prompts students to apply the skills they have learnt to a number of examples
Title:Using Computers in History: A Practical Guide to Data Presentation, Analysis and the InternetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.7 inPublished:June 18, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415103126

ISBN - 13:9780415103121

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..."easily read and followed through the intricacies of actually using a computer for practical purpose.This is a worthwhile book because it not only covers the theory of spreadsheets and databases; it also has several practical exercises that take the reader through the use and presentation of historical data using the concepts described earlier in the book."-"Teaching History "The authors provide a very useful step=-by-step guide for university-level students....."-"Canadian Journal of History, 8/97