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Student research - Communication Science - Part I

Course Code :1700PSWLC1
Study domain:Statistics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Credit required to obtain degree: Credit required: Yes
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:continuous assessment
Lecturer(s)Peter Van Aelst
Heidi Vandebosch
Charlotte De Backer
Karolien Poels
Timothy Robeers
Raymond Harder
Elke Claessens
Jasper Vanhaelemeesch
Celine Missoorten
Wim Schepers

3. Course contents *

Leeronderzoek is a practical course in which students carry out political research. The precise research project varies but the full research cycle, fromtheory construction to reporting, is treated.

During Leeronderzoek I the following phases are usually conducted: 

  • Theoretical elaboration of the research domain and the question of the research (including literature);
  • Instrument selection and construction. In consultation with the supervisor, the students design the necessary tools for the study. This may include the preparation of questionnaires, but also the use of other data collection techniques;
  • Data collection. Students  send out questionnaires, do interviews, code data ....