Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 202200060
Social Science Research
Course info
Course module202200060
Credits (ECTS)4
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. S.F. Oude Wesselink
Contactperson for the course
dr. S.F. Oude Wesselink
dr. S.F. Oude Wesselink
Academic year2023
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
When students have completed this module, they have learned:
  • to use (at an introductory level) the basic concepts of doing empirical research in the context of social problem solving;
  • to use the basic concepts of data analytics;
  • to explain the distinction between descriptive and inferential statistics;
  • to visualize univariate, bivariate and multi-variate empirical data.
In order to understand the descriptions, analytics and visualization of  problems, people working in the field of public administration need to have a basic understanding of social science research. In this module students develop research skills to sharply define a relatively simple problem and to describe and explain the problem using, among others, data analytics  and data visualization.

Students will be introduced to the role of research in the context of academic science and research in the context of problem solving and design. They will learn some tools that will help them to do empirical research and students will learn some basics on how to use the statistical software R.
Module 2
Participating study
Bachelor Management, Society and Technology
Required materials
Babbie, E., The Practice of Social Research, 15th edition. Belmont CA: Wadsworth, 2021.
Recommended materials
Course material
Additional journal articles and book chapters.
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes

Self study without assistance

Presence dutyYes

Social Science Research

Kies de Nederlandse taal