Course ObjectiveTo actively conduct experimental research in cognitive (neuro)psychology
and report the results of this independent study in the master's thesis.
Course ContentStudents choose a topic in line with their personal interests in
cognitive (neuro)psychology. Research fot the master thesis can be
conducted at the departments of Cognitive Psychology of Clinical
Neuropsycholgoy, an external research organization (eg., TNO), a
company, or an (international) university other than the VU University.
A specific research question, hypotheses and testable predictions are
formulated and reported to the department. Approval of this research
proposal bij the internal supervisor is required prior to the start of
the study. The internatl supervisor is a person from the academic staff
of the departments of Cognitive Psychology of Clinical Neuropsychology
who may be accompanied by an external supervisor if the research is
performed outside the department.
The research performed by the students provides the basis for the
master's thesis. The master's thesis is written in journal article style
and should be written at a level appropriate for submission to an
Method of AssessmentThe thesis is evaluated on the basis of the quality of the student's
master thesis and the quality of student's performance during the
research. The thesis will be graded by two supervisors according to
eight generally acknowledged scientific criteria.
Additional InformationStudents are expected to have attended at least 10 colloquia before they
can receive their thesis grade. They have to hand in the filled out
colloquium card to the coordinator of the Wiliam James Graduate School.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. R.J. Godijn|
|Examiner||dr. R.J. Godijn|
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