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EDP 821 Overview

This course focuses on helping students understand the advanced elements of historical research. The main areas of focus are researching, evaluating, interpreting, and utilizing primary and secondary sources; use of bibliographical tools; and the employment of social science methodologies for historical research, including qualitative, quantitative, and electronic models. The emphasis is on developing both writing and research skills to be incorporated into the dissertation. Students will use their own dissertation questions to apply them to the objectives and exercises outlined. The seminar requires attention to detail, but allows students a break from the more traditional thematic structure of seminars. A significant portion of the seminar is dedicated to learning how to take advantage of electronic resources and research techniques.

  • 1.00 Credits
  • EDP