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Historical Research Methods

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This course provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply various types of research methods used in historical research. Emphasis is placed on research, writing, and critical thinking in a historical context.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Finalization and Presentation

    • Explain the value of historical research.
    • Describe the importance of presenting historical research.

    Historical Research: A Beginning

    • Explain how to frame research questions for topic selection.
    • Contrast historical research in the social sciences and humanities.
    • Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative research methods in historical research.

    Reviewing the Literature

    • Identify how to locate and analyze source materials.
    • Evaluate research materials for context, bias, and authenticity.
    • Conduct a review of literature.

    Methodology and Historical Research

    • Determine an appropriate theoretical research approach.
    • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
    • Create a research draft.

    Analysis and Concluding in Historical Research

    • Describe the process of peer review of historical research.
    • Explain the steps in revising a research draft.
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