Course Objective• The student knows the methodological foundations of three main ways of
conducting empirical language and communication research (experiment,
survey, and case-study).
• The student is able to evaluate the quality of a study.
• The student is able to comprehend basic quantitative information.
• The student is able to translate between research questions and
Course ContentCritical consumers of scientific publications need to be able to judge
the plausibility of the conclusions in the light of the obtained data.
This entails evaluating the extent to which the design of the study and
the analysis of the data justify the conclusions. Participants of this
course will study the necessary concepts (such as validity and
reliability) and develop skills to do that evaluation in a systematic
Teaching MethodsLectures and seminars (3 x 2 hours per week).
Method of AssessmentMultiple choice exam
LiteratureJackson, S.L. (2015). Research methods. A modular approach (Third
Edition). Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.
Target AudienceFirst year Ba-students in Communication and Information Studies
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. G. Mulder|
|Examiner||dr. G. Mulder|
N.E. van der Sande MSc
dr. G. Mulder
dr. E. Maks
prof. dr. M.M.R. Coene
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Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|
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