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Course module: 202100148
Academic research project Premaster Communication Science
Course info
Course module202100148
Credits (ECTS)13
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondrs. M.H. Tempelman
drs. M.H. Tempelman
Contactperson for the course
drs. M.H. Tempelman
Academic year2023
Starting block
1A/  2A
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
This project course first provides participants with the necessary skills for the preparation of academic research articles and manuscripts in English. In the first part of the course students will be taught the techniques of effective information searching, the ways to work with scientific articles and evaluate them, and the conventions used in literature citation and referencing. This part of the course will be assessed with a literature review based on, at least, 10 scientific articles. After a successful completion of this part, students are expected to be proficient in writing academic papers (e.g. literature reviews, conceptual papers, research proposals, theses). The subsequent second part of the course will elaborate further on the literature review in terms of  the actual design, and implementation of a quantitative (experimental or correlational) study resulting in an individual written research report. Looking at the various stages of the empirical research cycle, students will: a) conceptualize their research in a literature review, b) design the research methods and instruments in order to collect data; c) perform statistical data analysis to provide the research findings; and d) reflect on the research findings and research design in the discussion section. During the project course students will work in groups to conceptualize and operationalize the research, but assessment is based on individual written deliverables. Based on an inventory of preferences concerning various research themes, students will be divided in groups and linked to a supervisor. During the course, supporting (on-campus, online or pre-recorded) lectures will be provided, as well as group meetings with the supervisor to guide students when working on their research. The course will be assessed by means of a literature review (25%), a written report (70%) and active participation (5%).
Participating study
Bachelor Communication Science
Required materials
American Psychological Association (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN 9781433832161 (paperback).
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Literature Review

Research Report

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