Double Elective: Research
Full course description
Students of the FN or DN track can participate in (parts of) an empirical research project that is conducted and supervised by a member of the FPN or FHML scientific staff. Note: This course differs from PSY4158, because it is only accessible to students following the FN or DN track and includes a higher workload and accompanying ECTS credits. Students can apply for an available FN or DN elective project from the list of project descriptions, which is published and continuously updated from December onwards and throughout the academic year. Students who are selected to participate in a research elective may assist in designing the experiment or observational study, acquire empirical data, be trained in using measurement equipment, analyse empirical data, or take part in other parts of the research project. Students must write a short research report of maximally 5 pages about the practical experience obtained. Students are expected to spend 168 hours on the FN or DN elective project, which includes time spent on practical work and the research report. The principal investigator of the project will supervise the practical work and grade the research report. Each student may complete maximally one Double Elective: Research course, and it must be graded before before the start of the internship.
Students will be able to understand:
- planning or designing empirical research;
- empirical data analysis;
- writing research report;
- quantitative methods;
- conducting research;
- skill learning of data acquisition techniques;
- functioning in a research team.