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Research in Social Studies - Chapter Summary
You'll find research in social studies covered thoroughly in the lessons that make up this engaging chapter. As part of your study, these lessons address methods in social science research and methods for both primary and secondary research. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Define social science research and topics
- Differentiate between primary and secondary research
- Outline the differences between fact and opinion in historical narratives
- Interpret historical information in graphic formats
- Understand history through cause-and-effect relationships
- Evaluate major historical issues and events from multiple perspectives
In this chapter, we've provided resources and tools you can use to meet your educational goals that make it easy to understand these concepts. Before, during or after studying the lessons, take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding. There's no need to stress if you have trouble with a subject because our experts are available to answer your questions in the Dashboard.
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.
2. 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.
3. Differences Between Fact & Opinion in Historical Narratives
In this lesson, we will examine the difference between fact and opinion in historical narratives. We will identify examples of each, and we will see how both have a place in historical narratives.
4. How to Interpret Historical Information in Graphic Formats
Graphic formats such as charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and even political cartoons are useful means of presenting historical data. This lesson explains the use of these measures and provides tips for interpreting the information presented in them.
5. Understanding History Through Cause-and-Effect Relationships
Did you know that the seeds of the destruction of the Ming Dynasty were planted in 1492? Or an accidental suntan launched a multi-billion dollar industry? Cause and effect relationships are at the core of understanding history.
6. 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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