Ch 1: Historical Concepts & Research

About This Chapter

Go over subject matter involving fundamental components to studying history. The chapter's fun video lessons will cover historical methodology, research design and a number of other topics.

Historical Concepts & Research - Chapter Summary

Some of the history basics covered in this chapter include how states, nations and countries differ. Theocracy is defined and examples of theocracies throughout history are discussed. By reviewing this chapter, you additionally will get to ensure your familiarity with:

  • The dimensions of globalism
  • Modernization theory and dependency theory
  • Types of sources utilized for historical research
  • Kinds of search engines to use for research on the web
  • Assessing the quality of sources
  • The different types of bibliographies

Video lessons break down the Historical Concepts & Research chapter's topics bit by bit, as each video only lasts about five minutes. Backtrack in any video lesson for extra review by using the video tags. The lessons' practice quizzes throughout the chapter allow you to demonstrate your grip on the major terms and concepts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Historical Concepts & Research
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Difference Between Countries, Nations, States, and Governments

1. The Difference Between Countries, Nations, States, and Governments

The study of political science requires you to relearn familiar terms that hold a different meaning than found in common everyday usage. In this lesson, you'll learn about the difference between countries, nations, states and governments.

Theocracy: Definition & Examples

2. Theocracy: Definition & Examples

Throughout history, governments have relied on various ideologies to structure bureaucracy. In this lesson, we explore theocracy, a system of government in which the country's religious institutions are closely intertwined with the state.

Globalization & Politics

3. Globalization & Politics

The term 'globalization' gets tossed about quite a lot, but what exactly does it mean? In this lesson, you'll learn what globalization is and how it can affect states and their citizens. We'll also discuss the North-South gap. A quiz follows.

Modernization, Development & Politics

4. Modernization, Development & Politics

The current disparity in international development, wealth and resources across the globe makes economic development an important international issue for the 21st century. In this lesson, you'll learn about development and its relation to international politics.

Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

5. Reference Sources & Materials Used in Historical Research

In this lesson we will learn about reference sources and other materials used in historical research. We will understand the role these tools have in historical methodology, and how they help historians.

What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

6. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

In this video we are going to cover what a bibliography is, why they are used, various types of bibliographies, how to create a bibliography, and when to know if you should use a bibliography.

Using Search Engines for Online Research

7. Using Search Engines for Online Research

The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

8. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

9. Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

Most research involves looking at what's happening right now. But what if a researcher wants to look at the past and what it can tell us about the future? In this lesson, we'll explore historical research design, its steps, and its pros and cons.

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