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Learning Outcomes

The aims of this stage of the tutorial are to introduce you to the kinds of questions that researchers have asked about the domestication of electricity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and to help you understand how researchers go about answering those questions. In tackling these questions you will learn more about how the following issues were related to the domestication of electricity:

  • Gender

  • Class

  • Economic Interests

In exploring these subjects you should develop the following historical skills:

However, unlike the first and second stages, this level of the tutorial has no definite end point. Rather than guiding you towards a particular set of answers, this stage of the tutorial provides you with a set of resources that will help you develop your own questions about the subjects it deals with. Whilst these skills should help you with projects such as a BA or MA dissertation they should also help you in other ways. For instance, by learning how to research the history of the domestication of electricity, you may be able to produce a proposal for PhD research based on the questions that you develop here.

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

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