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Social Studies Foundations - Chapter Summary
Use these brief lessons to brush up on the components and procedures of social studies research. You will look at ways to evaluate and interpret written accounts, how perspective can impact your interpretations, the strengths and weaknesses of qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods, and more. The lessons focus on the material shown below:
- Differences between secondary and primary research
- Use of secondary records and archives
- Samples of and difference between deductive and inductive reasoning
- Interpretation and analysis of works in context
- Definition and explanation of inference and propaganda
- Assessment of historical issues and change
- Techniques and methods for conducting research
These quick little lessons make studying a delight. Each video offers the option of viewing the video or reading a fully transcribed version, so you can choose the method that works best for you. A short quiz accompanies each lesson so that you can measure your retention, and the chapter test enables you to gauge your overall progress. Further, since this study guide is fully available online, you can schedule your study sessions at your own convenience.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples
This lesson explores the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning in the form of psychological experiments. In addition to defining these terms, the lesson gives examples to explain how this reasoning is applied.
4. How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze the purpose of a text. We will explore some of the primary purposes and practice determining purpose using some writing samples.
5. Interpreting Works in Context
In this lesson, we will learn how to interpret a written work in its context. We will explore the historical context, biographical context, context of language and form, and context of the reader.
6. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning
In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.
7. What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples
Through this lesson, you'll define propaganda and explore some examples. You'll also come to understand how propaganda is used in social and cultural arenas.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Research Methodologies: Quantitative, Qualitative & Mixed Method
While there are many ways to conduct an experiment in psychology, there are only so many ways you can describe it. In this lesson, we will discuss the differences, strengths, and weaknesses of the qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.
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