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Learning Outcomes:

The aim of this second stage of the tutorial is to guide you through the kinds of questions that researchers have asked and continue to ask about the history of ideas about electricity. When you get to the end of the tutorial, you should be able to answer questions about the following subjects:

In exploring these subjects, you should develop a number of skills. In particular, you should be able to:

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

These skills will help you with other tutorials on this website. However, these skills will help you in other ways too. For example, your ability to identify and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources will help you develop ideas for and research a BA dissertation. Indeed, to help you in this process, this stage of the tutorial will introduce you to the concept of 'open-ended research.'

* 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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