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Conclusion

During the course of this stage of the tutorial you have explored a range of questions that researchers might ask about the different roles played by men and women in the introduction of the electric light into British homes. Now that you've reached the end of the tutorial, you should have a good understanding of the following subjects:

This stage of the tutorial will also have helped you to develop a number of general historical skills.

These skills include:

These skills will be of particular use when it comes to researching essays and BA dissertations. Furthermore, these skills will help you with the next, more advanced stage of this tutorial, which builds on what you've done here by exploring a wider range of the problems that were discussed in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debate about domesticating electricity. Like what you've done so far, the next stage of the tutorial should help you identify understudied subjects that are suitable for further historical research - a process that will be particularly helpful if you are looking for dissertation topics or questions that would make for a research proposal.

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