Toward a New Collective Biography: The University of British Columbia Professoriate, 1915–1945

  title={Toward a New Collective Biography: The University of British Columbia Professoriate, 1915–1945},
  author={William A. Bruneau},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Education},
Collective biography traditionally relies on quantitative evidence to explain social and economic characteristics of a group of persons. A recent and continuing study of the professoriate at the University of British Columbia between 1915 and 1945 shows that this historical method could and should take into account the intellectual and emotional circumstances of its subjects, rather than rely exclusively on socio-economic data. The UBC study uses several techniques that connect quantitative and… Expand
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