MSc Psychology (research) students with a (almost) completed thesis.
This module takes place at the end of the two-year master program. The course aims at evaluating the thesis process from an ethical, integrity point of view. In the course we will discuss several pitfalls of empirical research. We focus on the design of a study, the various aspects of data analysis, and the writing of the research thesis. Moreover, students write a report about the thesis of another student with a detailed, critical scrutiny of the thesis process. In order to write this report the students will interview each other about the various aspects of empirical research and how these were operationalized in the thesis project.
- The student learns to look critically at his/her own research practices and those of others.
- The students will learn to look beyond standard practices
Mode of instruction
Lectures and lab sessions with interviews
The assessment is based on a written report
From January 1, 2006 the Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted the Ephorus system to be used by instructors for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. Please see the information concerning fraud .
Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl
P.I. Good and J.W. Hardin (2012, 4th edition). Common errors in statistics (and how to avoid them), Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Master’s introduction and enrolment day
Make a reservation in your agenda so you will not miss any information that you will need during your master’s programme MSc in Psychology. Please consult the Agenda master meetings.
Dr. M. de Rooij
Tel.: +31 (0)71 527 4102