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Student research - Communication Science - Part II

Course Code :1700PSWLC2
Study domain:Statistics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Student Research II Communication Sciences can only be followed if a credit has been obtained for student research part I or if student research part I is part of your current studyprogramm.
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 sociological 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: 

  • Data analysis. This may involve the quantitative analysis of survey data and the processing of qualitative research material (interview transcripts, image analysis).
  • Reporting. The students write a report on the problem, the design, implementation and analysis of their research. They also draw the necessary conclusions from their research. If the research is applied externally, the students are sometimes responsible for the publication of the results of the research (eg. At a press conference). The results of the leeronderzoek are also presented at the bachelorconference and poster session.