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ERIC Number: ED054026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 134
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Understanding Historical Research: A Search for Truth.
Block, Jack
This book for social studies students from grades 8 through the early college years will aid them to identify primary and secondary sources of history and to inquire into what really happened in the past, and why. This enables students to get away from merely reading what several authors wrote about historical events or listening to how a few teachers relate what happened in the past. This book also shows how many social disciplines can contribute toward understanding the many dimensions of history. To assist the student in using the same tools and methods as the researcher this book provides discussion, with examples and ideas for further study, in the following areas; 1) primary sources; 2) historical criticism; 3) reaching conclusions; 4) synthesis; 5) statistics; 6) chronology; 7) character studies; 8) book reviewing; 9) preparing a research paper; and, 10) footnoting. An appendix is included which gives an example of a research study composed by a student. (Author/AWW)
Research Publications, P.O. Box 801, Glenrock, New Jersey 07452 ($4.50; Quantity Discounts)
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