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Ch 25: Social Science Research

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Improve your memory of items like the choice of a data collection method, the advantages of historical research design and the definition of historical research with this chapter of fascinating video lessons and quizzes.

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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: Social Science Research
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Historical Change: Causes and Effects

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.

Recurring Themes in History: Societal Migration, Evolution, Aggression & Industrialization

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.

What is Historical Research? - Definition, Method & Steps

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.

Historical Research Design: Definition, Advantages & Limitations

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.

Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

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.

Strategies for Choosing a Data Collection Technique

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.

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

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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