A note on social science methods and humanities-based cultural programs:


The social sciences and humanities share a blurred boundary. The humanities discipline of history was once considered a social science. Oral history is both a public humanities tool and an important social science method for gathering qualitative data. For all grant funded programs, Ohio Humanities requires the perspectives and methods of humanities disciplines to be paramount. Where social sciences activities are present in a grant proposal, they should favor qualitative methods and support the overall creation and presentation of interpretive content. For questions, contact a program officer.