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|Period:||period 1 (week 36 through 45, i.e., 2-9-2019 through 8-11-2019; retake week 1 (bachelor) / 2 (master))
|Participants:||up till now 181 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris|
|Contents:||What is a research project? How shall I start to do research? What are the steps to follow from the problem investigation to the implementation of new solutions? How do I prepare my first research project? If you like to be creative, become the creator of novel inventions, and contribute to the scientific world, this course is your first step. During this course, you will be introduced to the research world. You will have room to be a creative but rigorous scientist by selecting the most efficient and effective research methods. In addition, you will learn how to write your first scientific research paper.
During your studies and professional career, you will come across research in its various manifestations. To learn about how to properly conduct a research project, you need to read about it. In addition, you need to practice by means of exercises and assignments. “Practice makes the master”. Accordingly, this course consists of a combination of lectures, lab sessions, tutorials, research assignments, and two exams.
This course provides you with knowledge of scientific research methods and statistics. We cover following themes: statistical analysis, design science, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
|Literature:||Gravetter, F., and Wallnau, L. Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. 7th International Edition, 2011. Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-0-538-75496-5, ISBN-10: 0-538-75496-6. The 8th and 9th International Edition will suffice too.
Verhoeven. N. Doing Research (5th edition). The Hows and Whys of Applied Science. 2019. Boom uitgevers Amsterdam. ISBN: 9789024424757.
Other (online accessible) literature will be announced via Blackboard.
|Course form:||The course consists of a combination of lectures, lab sessions, and tutorials that take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from week 36 to week 45. Being a researcher is an active and practical endeavour. For that reason, students are encouraged to participate in all activities of the course.
|Exam form:||Research assignments and two exams.
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||To qualify for the retake exam, the grade of the original must be at least 4. More details van be found in the course syllabus on Blackboard.