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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of History)
WARNING
1.
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PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING
THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD
OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE.
SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS BORROWED OR STOLEN FROM
OTHER(S) AS ONE’S OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN
“AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY”.
Course: Historical Research Methods (5676)
Level: MA (History)
Semester: Autumn, 2015
Total Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 40
ASSIGNMENT No. 1
(Unit 1-4)
Q. 1 Whether History is a science, or art? Bring out the points of convergence and
divergence between Science and History.
(20)
Q. 2 Examine the close relationship of History and Archaeology. Indicate the major
points of difference between them.
(20)
Q. 3 To what extent a historian can rely on Biographies, Autobiographies and
Travelogues in his research? Supplement your arguments with examples.
(20)
Q. 4 Discuss the methodology Genealogists use in discovering genealogical facts.
Develop a genealogical table of any ruling dynasty in History.
(20)
Q. 5 Write short notes on the following topic:
(i) Epigraphy
(ii) Tuzk-i-Babri
(20)
ASSIGNMENT No. 2
(Unit 5-9)
Total Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 40
Q. 1 Define Secondary Sources and discuss in detail the advantages of Secondary
Sources.
(20)
Q. 2 Discuss the procedure to verify the authorship of the document.
(20)
Q. 3 Discuss chief merits and demerits of Periodization in History.
(20)
Q. 4 Define Plagiarism. How can a researcher avoid Plagiarism?
(20)
Q. 5 Write short notes on the following topics.
(i) Quotation
(ii) Footnotes
(20)
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