Practical Skills for Researchers


Course Objective

To provide students with necessary practical skills to design, carry out
and present an individual research project in cognitive neuropsychology,
clinical neuropsychology or cognitive neuroscience.

Course Content

Each student is allocated to an individual research project, proposed
and supervised by a member of the department of Clinical Neuropsychology
or Cognitive Psychology. Alongside this project there are twelve
meetings to familiarize students with a variety of practical issues
related to research in cognitive neuropsychology, such as ethics,
writing, presenting, the factorial design, and neuropsychological
assessment. During the course, students complete class assignments, hand
in two writing samples (a preregistration and a brief research report)
and deliver two oral presentations (a 5-minutes research proposal and a
10-minutes presentation of completed research in a final symposium).

Teaching Methods

Twelve meetings and individual supervision during the research

Method of Assessment

The class assignments and the first oral presentation must have been
The final grade for PSR is based on constituent grades for the
preregistration (20%), the research internship (20%), the brief report
(40%), and the final oral presentation (20%). All constituent grades
should be 5.5 or higher.


Literature is directly related to the student’s research project. The
supervisor will provide a few relevant articles at the beginning of the
project; students search for additional literature in the context of
their writing assignments (preregistration and brief report). Students
can complete class assignments on the basis of the slides presented
during the meetings.

General Information

Course Code P_MPRACSK
Credits 24 EC
Period P4+5+6
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. S.A. Los
Examiner dr. S.A. Los
Teaching Staff dr. S.A. Los
dr. M.V. Milders

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture