SOW-BS015
Professional Skills for Researchers
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-BS015
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Behavioural Science;
Lecturer(s)
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Coordinator
dr. Y.H.M. van den Berg
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Contactperson for the course
dr. Y.H.M. van den Berg
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Examiner
dr. Y.H.M. van den Berg
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Lecturer
dr. E.H. Bijleveld
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Lecturer
prof. dr. M.A. Buijzen
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Academic year2018
Period
SEM1  (03/09/2018 to 03/02/2019)
Starting block
SEM1
Course mode
full-time
RemarksFor Behavioural Science RM students only, non-BSRM students interested in the course, please mail to rm@bsi.ru.nl
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
 When finishing this course successfully, the student has a range of professional skills that are required to be a researcher in the field of Behavioural Sciences.
After passing this course successfully,
1) The student understands the process of academic publishing and grant proposals
2) The student can write a research proposal at an academic-level standard
3) The student understands the ethics of research
4) The student understands the importance of integrity in research and data management
5) The student understands the importance of broader impact of research
6) The student can review publications of others 
7) The student can present research through poster and oral presentations at a conference-level standard
Content
What do we do in professional skills? The course focuses on a variety of crucial skills in order to develop yourself as a behavioural scientist. These skills include learning academic writing in English, learning about the ethics of research and how ethical committees work, getting insight into the cycle of submitting and reviewing papers, learning to vouch scientific integrity and the broader (societal) impact of research, learning how to set up a research proposal and about grant calls, learning how to make and present a conference poster and learning how to make and give a successful scientific presentation.
These skills will be practiced and tested mainly by creating a research proposal, a poster, and a presentation. Peer review is an important aspect of the course. This course has several opportunities to learn how to give and receive feedback. The course is scheduled at the start of the curriculum and supports the Minor Research Project. The earlier you develop these skills the more helpful they will be in your career as a behavioural scientist.
 
Required materials
To be announced
The literature will be made available at the start of the course.

Instructional modes
Lectures

Tests
Poster
Test weight3
Test typePresentation
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM1

Pitch
Test weight2
Test typePresentation
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM1

Proposal
Test weight5
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM1

Peer feedback
Test weight0
Test typeParticipation
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM1

NIH training
Test weight0
Test typeParticipation
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM1