Research Project 1
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB1RS15E
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryPB (Propaedeutic)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
dr. I.M. Rabeling-Keus
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dr. I.M. Rabeling-Keus
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drs. E. in t Ven
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Contactperson for the course
drs. E. in t Ven
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Academic year2017
PER3-PER4  (05/02/2018 to 13/07/2018)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISNo
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
  • design and conduct both simple non-experimental and simple experimental research to generate new psychological knowledge in a psychological area of your choice;
  • to appropriately communicate about your research both orally and in writing to share your research results.
Both skills are crucial both within the psychology programme and in the future profession later on. In Bachelor 2 and Bachelor 3 you will further develop your research skills in Research Project 2, Research Project 3, and the Bachelor’s Thesis
Research Project 1 (RP1) starts in February and is preceded by Academic Skills for Psychologists (AS). In this training you will try to answer several psychological questions of your choice as a researcher, helping you to develop your research skills. Also you will further develop the communication skills you learned in AS by reporting your research results both orally and in writing.
You will attend both AS and RP1 in the same group, with the same work group teacher , using a psychological theme of your own choice.
You will develop your academic skills the whole first year in a set group.

Assesment and weights
  • Mentoring assignments: passing these assignments is a prerequisite for successful completion of this course
  • Research paper of a non-experimental study, including compulsory feedback assignment (40% of the final grade)
  • Research paper of an experimental study (40% of the final grade)
  • Poster presentation (20% of the final grade).
Course enrolment
  • Please enrol for this course through Osiris; enrolment for the work group is not necessary because you will continue in your Academic Skill Training group.
  • Have you not taken Academic Skills Training this year? If so, please contact Tamarah Massaut ( to take care of your enrollment in Research Project 1.
  • Do you have to re-take two (at the maximum) Research Project 1 assignments? Please contact Tamarah Massaut ( and inform her about which assignments you have to re-take.
Additional comments
Only Psychology students of the Radboud University will be admitted to Research Project 1.

You have followed Academic Skills for Psychologists.

Required materials
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington: American Psychological Association. See 'Textbooks and manuals' in module General information.
Course guide
Rabeling, I., Ven, E. In 't, Hofstede, B., & Modde, J. (2017). Course Manual Research Project 1. Radboud University, Nijmegen, Institute of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence. Order timely from the Lecture Notes Centre. See Textbooks & Manuals.
Course guide
Rabeling, I.M. & Ellis, J.L. (2016). Course Manual Research Methods. Nijmegen: Radboud University, Nijmegen, School of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence. Will be available in due course from the Lecture Notes Centre.
Course guide
Ven, E. In 't, Rabeling, I., & Hofstede, B. (2016). Course Manual Academic Skills for psychologists. Nijmegen: Radboud University, Nijmegen, Institute of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence.

Instructional modes

Self-study assignments

Attendance MandatoryYes

Research papers and poster presentation
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock PER4, Block PER4