Advanced Methods in Behavioural Research
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-BS014
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Behavioural Science;
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prof. dr. T. Bosse
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dr. S. Daalmans
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prof. dr. R.W. Holland
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dr. P.E. Ketelaar
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dr. W.G. Lange
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Academic year2018
PER3  (04/02/2019 to 14/04/2019)
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Course mode
RemarksFor Behavioural Science RM students only, non-BSRM students interested in the course, please mail to
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
The main goal of this course is to introduce students to the current, state of the art methodologies used in behavioural science research. Students will learn which methodologies are used, what the main advantages and disadvantages of different methodologies are, which practical steps are involved when using the methods, and to which research questions in the field of behavioural science the various methodologies can be applied. Some methods will be reviewed in lectures, while other methods will be introduced to students in the form of workshops.
The following methods will be reviewed during lectures: Genetics; Big Data; Meta-analysis and online research. The following methods will be presented in the form of workshops: Agent-Based Simulation; Qualitative Methods (including focus groups); IVE.

Test information:
In the first four weeks, students will be required to reflect on the literature, and submit a document with discussion points about the literature. In addition, students will be asked to write one assignment (essay), out of a total of 4 assignments that will be offered. These assignments will be graded as pass/fail. In addition, in order to pass the course, students will need to actively participate in two workshops.
Required materials
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Instructional modes

Final grade
Test weight1
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock PER3, Block PER4