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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


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. The GRS course will end with presentations of selected individual research proposals.

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 and implement a research project, how to analyze and represent data, and how to write a report.


The timetable will be placed on Blackboard.

Mode of instruction

Lectures, tutorials, praticals, e-modules and assignments.

Assessment method

Assignment and written exam


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

Reading list

Set of chapters from the Springer-link library will be published on blackboard. These chapters can be downloaded for free.


via Usis and enroll in Blackboard

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