This 3-day course offers you an overview of the entire research cycle, starting with guidelines for the formulation of proper research questions and hypotheses; continuing with the choice of measurement instruments, study design, and sampling design; discussing important issues that need consideration during the phase of data collection; and finally, reporting the research in a scientific manner.
The course will be taught in three days of learning-by-doing. The general set-up of this course consists of lecturing with assignments where students apply methodological concepts to their own ongoing research.
Students can apply the general principles of research methodology to their own ongoing research. They are encouraged to bring along a 1-page summary of their reseach project.