SBI Research Methodology


Course Objective

The objective of the course is to learn about the different
methodological traditions in science. SBI is a multidisciplinary study
in which (natural) sciences, social and business studies are combined.
Each with its own pedigree. The students learn about the similarities
and differences and how to cope with methodological issues in their
research projects.

Course Content

The students are introduced to the different methodological traditions (
- natural - sciences, social and business studies) and learn about what
it means to do research. Students learn to analyze articles, formulate
research question, qualitative and quantitative research, setting up
research and analyzing data.

Teaching Methods

The course has two parts:
Part 1 - classes and workgroups. theory is introduced in the classes and
via assignment elaborated in work groups.
Part 2 - the students coach Bachelorstudents in writing their Plan of
Action for the Bachelorthesis.

Method of Assessment

1. Exam (30%)
2. Research plan for a project (50%)
3. Reflection report of the coaching of Bachelor students (20%)


Bhattachjee, A. (2012) Social science research. (Available via Internet)
Selected articles to be announced

Target Audience

SBI students preparing for their thesisproject

Custom Course Registration

via the normal procedures

General Information

Course Code X_432846
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. P.C. van der Sijde
Examiner prof. dr. P.C. van der Sijde
Teaching Staff prof. dr. P.C. van der Sijde

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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