Advanced Methods 2: Tutorials

2019-2020

Course Objective

By the end of this course, you have advanced knowledge of and insight
into the formulation of research design, methodology, procedure and
analysis in either computational, qualitative, or quantitative methods,
and possess advanced skills in qualitative, quantitative or
computational research and analytical methods. You learn to reflect
critically on the scientific and societal relevance of research results
based on these methods and are able to present their results and
interpretations to the general public and to societal stakeholders in a
clear manner. You learn about the ethics involved in the methods, and
learn to collaborate and communicate on the methods.

Course Content

The course offers several methods tutorials which offers you the
possibility to specialize in a methodological topic, either a new topic
or a topic taught in previous methods courses that they aspire to
elaborate on. You initiate tutorials yourself in small groups of up to
five participants, in close collaboration with the coordinator and the
lecturer. Methods tutorials focus on a specialized computational,
qualitative or quantitative methodological topic and allow you to take
advantage of the expertise of senior Faculty researchers.

Teaching Methods

In the course, different teaching formats are used:
- Practicals last approximately 1 hours and 45 minutes with a 15-minute
break. During the practicals, students work, under supervision of the
lecturer, on in-class assignments to acquaint and practice the advanced
methodologies. Students provide each other with feedback during the
practicals, and present the outcomes of the in-class assignments to each
other at the end of the practical. The practicals are prepared and
directed by the students.
- The final poster market lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes
with two 15-minute breaks. You will organize this poster market
yourselves to present your final assignments to fellow students,
lecturers and other students interested in advanced methods.
- Reading of relevant literature and viewing online tutorials.

Method of Assessment

The assessment of this course includes assignments and a formative
poster presentation. Each tutorial includes three assignments: two
intermediate assignments that have each 10% weight in the final grade of
the course, and a final assignment in the form of a brief research paper
that counts for 30% in the final grade of the course.

Entry Requirements

This course elaborates on the methods courses in P1-P3. You will need
knowledge about computational, qualitative and quantitative research
methods taught in the previous courses in the (green) methods track in
P1-P3.

Target Audience

This course is open to Research Master Societal resilience students and
graduate students from the Faculty of Social Science

General Information

Course Code S_AM2
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator dr. ir. T.A. van den Broek
Examiner dr. ir. T.A. van den Broek
Teaching Staff dr. ir. T.A. van den Broek

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study Group