Blog Post #5

            After having practiced with creating tidy data sets, I have been able to see how tidy data can be used in a plethora of ways by historians as a tool to organize primary sources in their research. The examples that we have observed in class have demonstrated how tidy data sets can help the […]

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Blog Post #4

As I was browsing the historical highway markers for Prince William County, the one that caught my eye was that of Alexander Henderson. This particular highway marker captured my attention because I had no idea who Henderson was and his significance in Virginia’s history. The marker briefly describes the Scottish man’s accomplishments and roles as […]

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Blog Post #3

The three principles of tidy data are that each variable forms a column, each observation forms a row, and each type of observational unit forms a table. All three of these principles make it easier for a researcher to extract certain data points when necessary. The best method that I’ve been able to think of […]

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Blog Post #2

The four literacies that were discussed in class have a significant impact on how historians and scholars go about conducting their research. The literacy of ethics truly struck me as the most important because it requires the historian or scholar to ask difficult questions about the topic they are researching. The researcher must take into […]

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Blog Post #1

After searching myself up on Google, the results were primarily related to a Zambian Supreme Court Justice with a somewhat similar name to mine. The other results that were not about her were either Facebook profiles under the same name or articles about figures with similar names to mine. The only link that appeared that […]

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