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Methodology: It involves formulating hypotheses based on evidence and testing them. That is what this lesson is about. Historical methodology is the process by which historians gather evidence and formulate ideas about the past. It is the framework through which an account of the past is constructed.


“I’ve always loved history,” she says. “It’s at once very mysterious and alluring and also frustrating, because you can’t go back … You can’t have absolute confidence anything you’re hypothesizing is correct.”