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Social Science Research - Chapter Summary
This chapter will provide the hints you need to remember items like the evidence of historical methodology, the definition of historical research, the advantages of historical research design, plus more! Short self-assessments will help you illustrate your knowledge of the details of the topics. This chapter also offers lessons based on the following:
- Causes of historical change
- Recurring historical themes like societal migration and industrialization
- Choice of a data collection method
- Distinctions between quantitative and qualitative research
Our short self-assessments allow you to quickly test your understanding of the information presented without overwhelming you with large-scale tests. If you would like to get more practice answering chapter questions, you can take the chapter and final exams.
1. Historical Change: Causes and Effects
In this lesson, we will examine historical change. We will learn what factors contribute to historical change and see how historical change is perceived through different classifications.
2. Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization
In this lesson, we will examine some recurring themes throughout history. We will see how societal migration, cultural transformation, conflicts, industrialization, and other trends help facilitate historical development.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Strategies for Choosing a Data Collection Technique
After figuring out what you are going to study, you, as the researcher, will need to figure out how to study it. This lesson discusses popular ways a researcher can collect data as well as why a researcher would chose a particular data collection technique.
7. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research
In this lesson, we identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
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