The Peer Review process is very important in determining the validity of any research document prior to publication.
Whenever I complete a history research document for my history-masters program, my research document is evaluated by several professors and graduate assistants.
My research paper is later returned to me with various suggestions for editing, additional footnotes, additional evidence etc.
The Peer Review process can be a very humbling experience but it is very important that I am able to accept and incorporate the feedback from professional historians and researchers during the re-write process of the research.
A good example of the above process is JFK’s research document prior to its publication and peer review for his publication: “Why England Slept”
JFK used the peer review process to increase the historical accuracy prior to the manuscript’s publication.
...that the responsibility of an Historian is to dispel myths. How do we do that? What is the right approach? Myths run rampant in almost every presentation regarding the Tombstone story. Can they be sorted... more
that you may be confusing concepts. What you call "the Tombstone Story," the, so to say, crown jewel of which is the so-called gunfight at the O.K. Corral, is indeed mythic. That is, it has over time... more
...trying to say so that I can understand it , is 'Crap, Joyce! Give it up! It can't be done.' Well, I read you over several times to see if I could understand but decided that was what I got out... more
that you have difficulty understanding me, but then, as Andre Gide once wrote, "Please, do not understand me too quickly." Maybe you just need more time to mull. The thrust of what was I trying to say,... more
...You said something that I think made some sense to me. The difference between factual inaccuracies and myths. If I understand correctly, this is a comparison I need to grasp. But I think one blends... more
going to be precise and accurate in the way we use the language, to sufficiently answer your questions requires opening the pandora's box (which is itself a myth) of definitions. What, for instance, are... more
I suspect that it's the words that are having their way with me, but I learned long ago not to fight their flow when they're flowing. Swimming against their tide gets you nowhere fast. It's a dance. They... more
...Thank you for your understanding and encouragement. I feel much better and more likely to accomplish some form of....accomplishment? You are very kind in that you shrank the whole thing down to... more
...that you are enjoying these exchanges so much. Disagreement with patience is how we learn. Somebody has to defend those guys so I guess I will soldier on. Stick around; there are some interesting questions... more
Re: It has been said... (edited) — B.J.,Wed Dec 07 2022 10:26
...review in itself is faultless? There are many history books out there that contain errors and some are subject to influence from myths that have developed, mine own included. Re-examination is always... more
One of the first things which I have learned in my history graduate program: How little which I really knew about scholastic research. Also how some historians & history buff’s belief systems and... more