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HLTH 305: The Logic and Politics of Global Health (HC) Fall 2018

Health Studies 305: The Logic and Politics of Global Health (West)

Tips for Close Reading

This guide from the Harvard Writing Center lays out some useful strategies for close reading.

This handout (opens as a Word .doc) on reading ethnographic texts focuses on the IRAC (issue, rule, analysis, conclusion) method for close textual analysis. While focused specifically on ethnography, the techniques can be translated across the social sciences and humanities.