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Course module: 202000360
202000360
To Conduct and Report a Scientific Study
Course info
Course module202000360
Credits (ECTS)10
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. I. van Sintemaartensdijk
E-maili.vansintemaartensdijk@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. I. van Sintemaartensdijk
Contactperson for the course
dr. I. van Sintemaartensdijk
Academic year2021
Starting block
2A
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
Research project
The student is able to carry out the entire empirical cycle of a scientific study under supervision of a teacher. The student is specifically able to :
  1. do a limited search of the literature, collect relevant articles and describe these in a coherent and readable manner;
  2. indicate the relevance of the proposed study given the literature overview;
  3. formulate a concrete research question which can be tested empirically;
  4. describe and justify a (suggested) research method, including research design, instruments and research sample;
  5. collect research data in a careful and reliable manner, taking into account the ethical standards for conducting research;
  6. structure the research data in a well-described datafile;
  7. perform analyses that are appropriate for the research method and research question;
  8. report the research results in an adequate manner, which is appropriate for the research question;
  9.  interpret the research results correctly and draw conclusions that are consistent with the research question;
  10. reflect on the weak and strong aspects of the study against the research method used and make recommendations for future research;
  11.  reflect on the significance, scope and implications of the research conducted.
Research process & research product
The student is able to design the research process and present the results in a scientific manner. The student is specifically able to:
  1. independently and systematically organise his or her research process, which effectively manages feedback and suggestions for improvement;
  2. adequately communicate with fellow students, the teacher and the participants in the study, in which clear agreements are made and respected;
  3. provide when necessary constructive feedback on other students' research;
  4. describe the relevance, question, research methods and time plan in a research proposal clearly and in a structured manner;
  5. clearly describe the steps to be followed for the analysis in an analysis plan, in relation to the research question; Compile a research report in accordance with the usual standards in psychology;
  6. produce a research report of the study using correct scientific language resulting in a logical, consistent document that is well structured, offers effective argumentation and internal cohesion;



 
Content
The research project forms the main component of this module. In the research project, students conduct a scientific study which serves to get familiar with and to go through the empirical cycle. Students conduct their own study from A to Z, together with three or four fellow students, supervised by a teacher. This research project runs from the beginning to the end of the module and concludes with an individual final report (in the form of a research article) that is assessed by the (supervising) teacher.

 
Module description
This study unit is part of the module Research Methods and Research Project (202000359). A module is offered as one educational unity and students take it as such.
Assumed previous knowledge
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Module
Module 7
Participating study
Bachelor Psychology
Required materials
Book
Forshaw, M. (2013). Your Undergraduate Psychology Project: A Student Guide. John Wiley & Sons ISBN 978-0470669983
Recommended materials
Book
APA manual (which each student acquired during the first year)
Instructional modes
Lecture

Project supervised

Project unsupervised

Tests
Individual research report

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