HIS 100 Southern New Hampshire University Perspectives in History Essay
The study of history is guided by asking questions. Developing research questions is an iterative process, which means that the questions are continuously changing as new information is uncovered and new thoughts occur. In this activity, you will consider how historical perspectives and sources influence how research questions are written and revised.
First, use your primary and secondary sources to help you choose a historical perspective (social, political, or economic) to apply to your topic. Then consider the evidence you have found in those sources and if that evidence supports your research questions or suggests you need to go in another direction. Finally, you will choose one research question to focus on and revise it. Revising may involve rewriting your research question completely. Or you may need to narrow your focus or improve the clarity of the question.