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 literature overview 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

Lectures and individual supervision during the research internship.

Method of Assessment

The final assessment is based on constituent grades for the class
assignments, the research internship, the writing samples, and the oral
presentations. The weighting of the constituent grades will published at
the start of the course.


Literature is directly related to the student’s research project. The
supervisor will provide a few articles at the beginning of the project;
students will search for relevant literature later on. 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

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Teaching Methods Lecture