Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 202000274
Theoretical framework & presenting (S)
Course info
Course module202000274
Credits (ECTS)2
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondrs. W.B. Tollenaar
dr. R.S. Jacobs
drs. W.B. Tollenaar
Contactperson for the course
drs. W.B. Tollenaar
M.J.M.F. Verheggen
Academic year2022
Starting block
Remarkstoetsen onbeperkt geldig
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
At the end of the study unit, students will be able to…:
(between brackets the number of the corresponding intended learning qualification of the programme)
  1. search, categorize, and evaluate academic literature and published research relevant to topics in communication science and media psychology (2.2, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2);
  2. synthesize findings, concepts, and theoretical arguments from literature into a coherent theoretical framework (2.2, 2.3);
  3. present the results of their study combining a literature review with new research in an informative visual format (2.6, 3.6);
  4. present the results of their study combining a literature review with new research in a concise academic presentation (pitch) (2.6, 3.6, 4.2).
Before any data are collected, academic researchers need to know what to study. They do this by reviewing the existing literature on the topic. In this study unit students learn how to compile a theoretical framework that enables them to identify gaps in the research. After performing their studies, students will present and discuss their findings in a policy-oriented meeting. First, students from several groups with adjacent topics pitch their theoretical framework and study findings. Next, students discuss their research together with an external think-tank party relating to policy.

This study unit is part of the Communication science module Understanding media. Because the four study units, which are part of the module, are highly related to each other it is not possible to follow this course separately.
Assumed previous knowledge
Desirable prerequisites:
202000269 Professional writing & design skills (S)
Module 2
Participating study
Bachelor Communication Science
Required materials
See Canvas
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


2S1: Individual assignment theoretical framework

2S2: Individual academic pitch and policy debate

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