At the end of the semester 3 research project the student is able to:
- Formulate and contextualize a research idea and ask researchable questions.
- Locate literature related to the topic and use this to inform the development of your research project
- Effectively plan and organize empirical research within the given practical constraints.
- Carry out empirical research with diligence
- Analyze and interpret data in a meaningful way and draw careful (intermediate) conclusions.
- Refine or revise research ideas and methodology throughout a research process.
- Contribute effectively to the research of others by giving critical (but constructive) feedback; and appreciate and incorporate critical feedback by peers and experts to improve and deepen own research (peer review)
- Communicate process and findings in a clear and honest way to an interdisciplinary research community
In groups, students do a small research project on a topic of their choice. It concerns a common phenomenon/problem that the student has observed or heard of. Starting from a somewhat vague idea and making it more concrete along through a mini (limited)research project , the students acquire experience in doing research, and:
- Experience what it is/takes to understand something scientifically.
- Practice the required academic skills.
- Experience the interplay between observation, ideas and (your view on) the real world.
- Exchange research experiences and draw connections.
- Become aware of the implications of research and responsibilities of researchers.
- Trailblazing in the sense of putting forward your own ideas, seeing them through, and standing for them