B-thesis Clinical Track


Course Objective

Conduct empirical research, under supervision, on a topic in the field
of psychology by collecting and analyzing research data and reporting on
its results.

Course Content

The International B-thesis Clinical Learning Line is focused on
Psychopathology, Health and Prevention (English). The content of the B-
thesis lies in the research area of the chosen variant. During the B-
thesis you will be involved in a study from start to finish. You will
write a research proposal, independently collect and analyze data, and
as a final step report all this in your B-thesis.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and individual feedback from the supervisor on draft versions
of (parts of) the B-thesis. In addition, there are non-obligatory
lectures focused on the writing process, students will provide each
other with peer feedback and the findings have to be presented.

Method of Assessment

In terms of the design, the B-thesis corresponds to a scientific article
and contains the following components: summary (maximum 200 words),
introduction, method, results, discussion and reference list.
The B-thesis must comply with the guidelines of the American
Psychological Association (APA).

The assessment of the content of the B-thesis (80%), together with the
assessment of the student's work attitude (20%), forms the final grade.
Both parts must be completed with a satisfactory grade (5.5).

Entry Requirements

To enroll and participate in the B-thesis, all first year courses of the
Psychology Bachelor's must be passed.


Recommended literature:
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth
Edition. American Psychological Association (2009).
- Burton, Lorelle J. (2010). An interactive approach to writing essays
and research reports in Psychology.Wiley (3rd edition).
- Pallant, J.(2013). SPSS Survival Manual. Open University Press
- APA-tutorial: http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/index.htm

Custom Course Registration

Students enroll for the BThesis in Psychopathology, Health, and Prevention and the lecture.

General Information

Credits 12 EC
Period P5+6
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition Dutch / English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. S.D.S. Noordermeer
Examiner dr. S.D.S. Noordermeer
Teaching Staff dr. S.D.S. Noordermeer
dr. E. Driessen
dr. S.M. Begeer

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group*, Lecture

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.