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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of project work; week 1-3: 3-5 hours / week; week 4-6: 4 - 8 hours / week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of project work; week 1-3: 3-5 hours / week; week 4-6: 4 - 8 hours / week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

About the Final Research Project

This section provides all the general course information. You can find info on how this very special final research project is organized, what the important deadlines are, and how the grading works....
Reading
1 video (Total 4 min), 7 readings
Reading7 readings
Hi there...10m
General info - What will I learn in this course?10m
Course format - How is this course structured?10m
Requirements - What resources do I need?10m
Grading - How do I pass this course?10m
Team - Who created this course?10m
Honor Code - Integrity in this course10m
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Preparing for Milestone 1 - Research topic

In this section you will learn about the research topic in preparation of reaching your first milestone - formulating a general research hypothesis and design. Make sure you read the material well, you will be working on this research topic for the next six weeks!...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Instruction - General research topic10m
General information and literature (ST)10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Comprehension (ST)12m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Milestone 1 - General hypothesis and design

In this section you will work on Milestone 1 - formulating a general hypothesis and design. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Instruction - How to formulate a general hypothesis and design10m
Collective general hypothesis and design10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Milestone 2 - Design, operationalizations and expectations

In this module - based on the collective general hypothesis and design - you will create a more detailed design....
Reading
1 video (Total 5 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Instruction - How to formulate a more specific design with operationalizations and expectations10m
Collective detailed design and expectations10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Milestone 3 - Measurement and manipulation material

In this module - based on the collective detailed design - you will create instruments to measure and manipulate the variables in our study....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Instruction - How to create measurement and manipulation material10m
Collective measurement and manipulation material10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Milestone 4 - Data collection, methods documentation and analysis plan

In this module you will document the methods and material used to perform the study and you will create a statistical analysis plan....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading2 readings
Instruction - How to document methods and create an analysis plan10m
Collective data and example statistical plan10m

Instructor

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Annemarie Zand Scholten

Assistant Professor
Economics and Business

About University of Amsterdam

A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 285 study programmes (Bachelor's and Master's), many of which are taught in English, and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. It is a member of the League of European Research Universities and also maintains intensive contact with other leading research universities around the world....

About the Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences Specialization

Identify interesting questions, analyze data sets, and correctly interpret results to make solid, evidence-based decisions. This Specialization covers research methods, design and statistical analysis for social science research questions. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by developing your own research question, gathering data, and analyzing and reporting on the results using statistical methods....
Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences

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