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Introduction to History: Creating a Hypothesis

Learn all about the study of history and the skills you will need to investigate the past

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Source: Markus Winkler (2020)

Historians begin any historical inquiry by asking big questions. From these big questions, historians develop a hypothesis (a theory) about who, what, where and why certain events took place. These questions then help to frame the process of inquiry and act as a guide for the collection of evidence. Read through the resources below to learn more about creating a hypothesis.