Practical III: Advanced Research Methods in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology


Course Objective

Learning how to make methodological decisions in empirical research.

Course Content

Empirical researchers make many assumptions and choices during the
empirical research process. The validity of research outcomes crucially
depend on the validity of these assumptions and choices. This course
will focus on effect studies and predictive modeling.

The course chooses a philosophical approach, in that it focuses mainly
on the underlying assumptions of estimation models. In other words, it
focuses on the decisions that researchers (should) make during the
research process. Some of the topics that will be dealt with are causal
inference, RCTs, quasi-experimental studies (effect studies),
over-identification, out-of-sample estimation,
functional form choices and machine learning (predictive modeling).

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Assignment and presentations.


Course material will be made available during the course

Additional Information

This course will be taught by Dr. Chris van Klaveren

General Information

Course Code P_MPRACT3
Credits 6 EC
Period P3
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. C.P.B.J. van Klaveren
Examiner dr. C.P.B.J. van Klaveren
Teaching Staff dr. C.P.B.J. van Klaveren

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture, Computer lab