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Learning Outcomes:

The aim of this tutorial is to help guide you through the kinds of questions that researchers might ask about the different roles that men and women played in the introduction of the electric light into British homes. When you get to the end of the tutorial you should be able to answer a series of questions about the following subjects:

In exploring these areas you should also develop your ability to evaluate sources and develop the following historical skills:

These skills - in particular the ability to interpret illustrations - will help you with the final stage of this tutorial. However, these skills should also help you in other ways. More specifically, by the end of this tutorial you should be able consider not just what a text or image says but why it is that the author might have written or drawn it to say those things - a skill that is crucial not just for good essay writing but also for conducting and then writing up research such as an undergraduate dissertation.

As you work through the tutorial, you may want to keep a record of your answers with a notepad and paper.

* Please note, though, that you will need to have access to the following online resources if you are to complete this stage of the tutorial: the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB), Early English Books Online (EEBO), and COPAC. You should have access to these resources if you are accessing these tutorials from a university computer. Moreover, you should be able to access these resources from outside of a university network if you have a password to logon to a university network.

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