Word research paper on: Why Great Britain never would have been able to hold onto its colonies especially the American colonies
My thesis for this 2000 word research paper is: Therefore, it is clear that Great Britain never would have been able to hold onto its colonies especially the American colonies. The goal of this research paper is to prove this statement through primary and secondary sources and to bring new information to prove my point. Here are the instructors requirements for the paper:
The Research Design will be reviewed in smaller parts throughout the course. The final submittal will be a paper with the contents structured as indicated below. Minimum 2000 words not including your bibliography. This will be a formal project with full citation of references both in the annotated bibliography and in the text portions of the project.
Definition define explicitly and succinctly
Identification how did you find or come upon the problem
Hypothesis (your thesis) which might just be a rewording of The problem.Ensure that it is clear and neither too broad nor narrow (especially for availability of sources)
Importance what might this new research contribute to:
Fill in the gaps of knowledge as it exists in the literature today
Provide new interpretations
Historical theory and Method
Primary sources both seen and unseen noted here with enough information to state why they might be of use. They should also be categorized as to type of source (document, data, artifact, oral) with critical analysis as to fact vs. supposition and objectivity vs. bias of those sources seen for this study. Chicago Method style.
Secondary and other sources both seen and unseen noted here with enough information to state why they might be of use, and how they agree or disagree with your thesis and how you can address this. Remember you have to state what you would add that has not been stated before unless you are looking at it with a new different method (such as quantification) and this will be discussed in the next session. Chicago Method style.
Dimensions and Limits of the Problem/thesis
Topical, chronological, geographical
Why these and not others?
The elements, variables, factors, forces, influences that make up your problem?
Their weight and interrelationships as you now see it, at least tentatively?
Aids and Guides:
Can you use of special types of history, theories and models, etc?
Are there other disciplines (archeology, anthropology, etc) usefulif so, which?
Can you use special techniques and methods (paleography, numismatics, quantification, oral history, etc.)?
Concluding paragraph summarizing findings to date and any other plans regarding how the project should proceed. Remember the phrase The snake bites its tailmeaning you should restate your thesis here at the end and finish by demonstrating how you believe you will be able to prove it in your final paper for Hist 494