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General Research Skills


Admission requirements

A signed research project agreement must be showed at the start of the research project.

Contact information

Coördinator: H.G.J. van Mil Email:


General Research Skills (GRS) and the bachelor research project are the first acquaintance of students with the independent design and implementation of scientific research. During General Research Skills all successive aspects of scientific research, from formulating a research question to the analyses of data, reporting and presenting of the results will be addressed. The GRS educational elements are an integral part of the bachelor research project in which the topics attended to in GRS keep pace with the timing of the research project.

Learning goals

Course objectives:
All aspects of scientific research, including formulating a research question, design of an experiment, data analysis and dissemination of the results.

Final qualifications:
The student knows how to design, reflect and implement a research project, how to analyze and represent data, and how to write a report.


From 3 February 2021 to 21 February 2021. The detailed timetable will be placed on Brightspace.

Mode of instruction

Lectures, tutorials, assignment and e-modules.

Assessment method

The final grade consists of the following partical grades:

  • Graded assignments (15%)

  • Written exam (70%)

  • Score labjournal (15%)

All partial grades need to be greater than 5.5.

Inspection and feedback on the examination

Exam can be reviewed and discussed during a class session, assignments can be reviewed in person.


Brightspace will be used for communication, lectures summaries, screencasts, handouts and blog.

Reading list

A handout accompanies the course together with a set of chapters from the Springer-link library will be published on Brightspace. These chapters can be downloaded for free using your ULCN account.


via Usis

Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Prospective students website for more information on how to apply.