Ch 29: Historical Research

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you learn more about the steps for completing historical research. You can find out more about methods and sources to use while carrying out this form of research.

Historical Research - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to study the process for performing historical research. Our lessons will help you understand research methods, and get you familiar with resources you can use. Work on this chapter when you're ready to learn more about:

  • Steps for completing historical research
  • Historical research design and timeline construction
  • Differences between primary and secondary resources
  • How to consider diverse perspectives when looking at historical issues and events

These lessons are supported by experts in the field who will be able to help you with any questions you have about this area of research. You can complete the lessons, view our transcripts and test what you've learned with our self-assessment quizzes.

5 Lessons in Chapter 29: Historical Research
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What is Historical Research? - Definition, Method & Steps

1. What is Historical Research? - Definition, Method & Steps

Doing historical research isn't as simple as solving a math problem. Instead, it requires just the right approach, or else you are likely to find a wrong answer. This lesson explains some common pitfalls, as well as the steps required to do good research.

Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

2. 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.

Historical Research: Timeline Construction & Chronological Identification

3. Historical Research: Timeline Construction & Chronological Identification

In this lesson, we will learn about the construction of historical timelines and historical chronology. We will learn how historians engage in this process and why it is important.

Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research

4. Primary vs. Secondary Resources in Historical Research

Good history and good cooking can both be ruined by not using the proper ingredients. This lesson explains why that is true while describing the roles of primary and secondary sources.

Evaluating Major Historical Issues & Events From Diverse Perspectives

5. Evaluating Major Historical Issues & Events From Diverse Perspectives

Ever watched a football game with someone who was cheering for the other team and disagreed on the validity of a call? Then you've encountered the same problem historians find with diverse perspectives.

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