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Statistical Consulting


Admission requirements

Master’s students Methodology and Statistics. Course Multivariate Data Analysis at introductory level.


Consulting is an integral part of a psychometrician’s life, whether in academia, government or industry. Statistical and methodological consultation may involve brief interactions to respond to very specific questions or long term associations as a member of research projects.

Course objectives

The goal of this course is to develop consultancy skills, such as how to effectively communicate with researchers and practitioners. Emphasis will be given to issues of design, sampling, measurement instruments, data analysis and statistics in a consultation setting.


Statistical Consulting (2014-2015)



Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions. Please consult the Instructions registration


Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date; students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination. Registering for exams

Mode of instruction

Lectures and consulting labs (training sessions) with case studies and role plays.

Assessment method

  • Presentations of reading materials and role plays (will be graded on process, communication skills and technical accuracy).

  • Final written exam.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud


Information on

Reading list

Adèr, H.J. Mellenbergh, G.J and Hand, D.J. (2011). Advising on Research Methods: A consultant’s companion. Johannes van Kessel Publishing, Huizen (To be ordered at the publisher. More information will be provided in advance.)

Contact information

Dr. M. De Rooij
Room 3B14
Tel.: +31 (0)71 527 4102