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Digital History : An Introductory Guide (Paperback) (M. H. Beals)
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In a constantly evolving technological landscape, the need to develop a strong set of digital competencies in academic study has never been greater. History and the Digital World provides students with an approachable, subject-specific means of developing these competencies, whilst reinforcing and strengthening the traditional historical research skills that still remain at the core of the history discipline. By explaining the digital dimension to core research and writing skills and the process of obtaining, judging, analysing and presenting historical and historiographical material, whether it has been taken from traditionally printed or digital/web-based sources, M. H. Beals prepares students for the study of history in the digital age.
This comprehensive text includes 40 images/screenshots, charts, case studies, further reading lists and a glossary of terms, as well as step-by-step guides on how to:
- Obtain electronic reading materials for coursework and independent research- Evaluate and analyse information found in traditional and digital archives or on the internet- Analyse quantitative and statistical information using a variety of software packages- Effectively present research, including essays, dissertations, presentations and reports- Transform research for distribution beyond academia
Software and internet resources will continue to evolve, but History and the Digital World enables historians to adapt and evolve alongside them, armed with the requisite traditional and digital skills needed in the 21st century.