Major Research Project
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-BS028
Credits (ECTS)26
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Behavioural Science;
prof. dr. M.P.J. Vervloed
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. M.P.J. Vervloed
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prof. dr. M.P.J. Vervloed
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Academic year2018
JAAR  (03/09/2018 to 31/08/2019)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksSecond years do not have to enroll for this course again if they have enrolled for it last year.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-

At the end of the Major Research project
- Student can –under supervision- conduct academic research with scientific integrity, i.e.: student is able to design and implement and program (if applicable) a scientific study, student is able to make adaptations to the study in case of changed external circumstances or advanced insight (if applicable), student is able to systematically process and analyze research data.
- Student can clearly communicate the rationale, methods, and results of his/her research projects to specialist and non-specialist audiences and can also present clear points of discussion.
- Student is able to participate actively in a research (lab) group.
- Student has the learning skills to study/function in a manner that is largely independent.
Student has the ability to realise any shortcomings or limitations: (s)he has developed a critical academic attitude towards his/her performance as a beginning scientist and has learned how to improve knowledge and skills.

The aim of the project is to enable students to gain hands on research experience under supervision of qualified BSI researchers, and to participate in a research (lab)group. The projects also aims to demonstrate that the student is able to conduct academic research under supervision and that (s)he has good research skills and an academic attitude. 
More information can be found in the Major Research Guideline available on Brightspace.
Assumed previous knowledge
The student is allowed to start their Major research project after having met the following 4 requirements:
- successfully finished the Minor Research Project
- approval of the Major Research Proposal
- successfully finished a minimum of 8 EC of Statistics from the research master programme
- a minimum of 35 EC in total obtained from the research master programme

Required materials
Subject specific literature

Instructional modes
Research Project

Research project
Test weight1
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock JAAR, Block JAAR

Test weight0
Test typePresentation
OpportunitiesBlock JAAR, Block JAAR

The Major research Project is evaluated by the supervisor(s) on; ‘Process and Skills’ and ‘Academic Attitude’.