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Ch 2: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Inquiry & Research

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The OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam has a section that emphasizes inquiry and research-related content. Effectively get ready for this type of material by going through this useful chapter.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Inquiry & Research - Chapter Summary

Your preparation for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam will go smoothly thanks to these lessons. They are full of useful details about historical methodology and social science research. The lesson topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Historical research
  • Advantages of historical research design
  • Research sources for political science
  • Sources for scientific research
  • Using surveys, experiments and content analysis to collect social research data
  • Using calendars to organize history

Set yourself up for success when getting ready for this test by using the video lessons. They aren't that long and have accompanied quizzes. These quizzes help you determine what areas you need to work on, if any, in regards to research and inquiry topics. Gaining access to these resources is as simple as going online.

14 Lessons in Chapter 2: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Inquiry & Research
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What Is Social Science Research? - Definition, Methods & Topics

1. What Is Social Science Research? - Definition, Methods & Topics

Social science research investigates human behavior. This lesson defines social science research, explains the methods used and the topics studied within the field.

What is Historical Research? - Definition, Method & Steps

2. 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

3. 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 Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

4. Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

In this lesson. we will learn about historical methodology. We will learn how history is constructed based on evidence and how various interpretations are formulated.

Political Science Research Sources

5. Political Science Research Sources

The professional study of political science is research intensive. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the important reference sources and tools that are available to political science researchers.

Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

6. Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

Differentiating between different types of research articles is useful when looking at what has already been done. In this lesson, we explore some of the different types of research articles out there and when they would be used.

Print & Electronic Sources for Scientific Research

7. Print & Electronic Sources for Scientific Research

Sources provide you with helpful background information that support your own work. You can find sources both online and in printed materials. There are benefits and drawbacks to each, so you'll need to consider which is best for you and your project.

Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data

8. Using Archival Research & Secondary Records to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explores the idea of what happens when researchers already have information and data that they can study. You'll get the chance to look at descriptions of archival and meta-analysis research.

Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

9. Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

There are many techniques to collect information from people. In this lesson, we will explore some of the ways a researcher collects data, as well as looking at some of the risks and benefits.

Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data

10. Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explores the basic framework and definition of how an experiment is constructed using two popular social psychology experiments as examples.

Using Existing Statistics to Collect Social Research Data

11. Using Existing Statistics to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explains the primary places a researcher can collect social data from others instead of collecting it themselves. The lesson also reminds researchers of a major pitfall in using other's data.

Using Content Analysis to Collect Social Research Data

12. Using Content Analysis to Collect Social Research Data

This lesson explores what content analysis is and how a researcher can use this technique to explore and collect social data. An explanation of how to use this technique to explore the psychology of other times is also explored.

Summarizing & Organizing Social Studies Research Data

13. Summarizing & Organizing Social Studies Research Data

In this lesson, we discover several different methods to organize research data for a social studies project or paper, including outlines, thought webs, and the importance of summation.

Organizing History with Calendars, Maps & Periodization

14. Organizing History with Calendars, Maps & Periodization

While historians may not have fancy labs to help make sense of their work, this does not mean that they are without specialized tools. This lesson discusses three of those tools, namely calendars, maps and periodization.

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