The course is a continuation of the M&T1A in the first block. In this section we will turn our attention to the question of how to collect and analyze data. Students will learn about different research methods, such as experiments, surveys, and qualitative designs. We will also discuss how to make a systematic use of existing data, such as available statistics, documents and other available information. Particular attention will be based on relative strengths and weaknesses of different methodologies and on how to choose the most appropriate research methodology. Validity and reliability will be the two core concepts used in the discussion.
In the end of the course students are expected to have the following skills and knowledge: – knowledge about most common social science research methods – understanding strengths and weaknesses of different research methods – ability to critically examine the results of a research project – a skill to plan a research project
Dinsdag 30/10 t/m 11/12 van 15-17 uur in SC-01
Van Mannekes dinsdag 30/10 t/m 11/12 van 11-13 uur; 30/10 in 1A-11,13/11 en 20/11 in SA-37, 27/11 t/m 11/12 in SA-21, 6/11 in 1A-01
Van Mannekes dinsdag 30/10 t/m 11/12 van 9-11 uur in SA-23
Van Mannekes vrijdag 2/11 t/m 14/12 van15-17 in 1A-24
Roco dinsdag 30/10 t/m 11/12 van 17-19 uur in 1A-37
Roco maandag 5/11 t/m 10/12 van 13-15 uur in SA-23
Straathof dinsdag 30/10 t/m 11/12 van 9-11 uur in sa31
Straathof woensdag 31/10 t/m 12/12 van 9-11 uur in 1A-33
Straathof woensdag 31/10 t/m 12/12 van 11-13 uur in SA-37 muv 31/10 in 5A-29
Weggemans dinsdag 30/10 t/m 11/12 van 9-11 uur in 5B-16
Weggemans woensdag 31/10 t/m 12/12 van 9-11 uur in SA-05
Tentamen: Di 18/12 van 13-16 uur in USC
Hertentamen: Di 29/1/2013 van 13-16 uur in USC
Mode of instruction
The course consists in lectures and weekly working groups. The course will be in the mix of English (lectures) and Dutch (working groups, testing) language. Participation in working groups is required for passing the course.
Weekly assignments, final exam, research project. Course material is also obligatory for the exam as far as it is set out in sheets, handouts and other information media.
Babbie, E. (2010). The Practice of Social Research , 12e editie. Belmont,CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Additional literature will be made available via Blacboard.
The Blackboard will be used for disseminating course information and weekly assignments.
Dr. Maarja Beerkens
Tel: 071 527 3751