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Statistics & Methods Centre - Courses and Textbooks - 2013-2014

Each institute teaches in principle its courses and uses its own textbooks. Below is an overview of virtually all research methods and statistics courses offered by the institute, as well as the textbooks used. A general description of the major textbooks can be found on a special page.



 

Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology

First year
Sociaal wetenschappelijk onderzoek in praktijk 10 ects
Cultuur ontcijferd: Statistiek in praktijk 5 ects
 
Second year
Onderzoeksvoorbereiding 5 ects
Multivariate analyse: Van data naar verslag 5 ects
 
Research methods and statistics course books
  • Field, A. (2013). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics (4th edition). London: Sage.
  • Bryman, A. (2012). Social research methods (Fourth edition). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Hammersley, M., & Atkinson, P. (2007). Ethnography: Principles in practice (3rd edition). New York: Routledge.
  • Rose, G. (2007). Visual methodologies: An introduction to the interpretation of visual materials (2nd edition). London: Sage.
  • Russell Bernard, H. (2012). Research methods in anthropology: Qualitative and quantitative.\ (5th edition). Lanham, MD: Altamira Press.

Education and Child Studies

First year
Onderzoekspracticum 1 (in Dutch) 8 ects
Cursus praktische data-analyse met SPSS (in Dutch) 2 ects
 
Second year
Onderzoekspracticum 2 (in Dutch) 7 ects
Methoden van kwalitatief onderzoek (in Dutch) 3 ects
 
Master Education and child studies
Practice of empirical research (PEO) (in Dutch; English see below) 5 ects
 
Research master Educational sciences
Conducting and evaluating empirical research (English version of PEO) 5 ects
Test theory and scale development (in English) 5 ects
Applied multivariate data analysis - Fall semester (in English)  5 ects
Applied multivariate data analysis - Spring semester (in English)  5 ects
Research methods and statistics course books
  • Bryman, A. (2012). Social research methods. (4th Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Furr, R.M., & Bachrach, V.R. (2013). Psychometrics: An introduction (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Linting, M. (Compiler) (2011). Introduction to research methods in the social and behavioral sciences [Compiled book]. Harlow, UK: Pearson Custom Publishing.
  • Moore, D.S., McCabe, G.P., & Craig, B.A. (2014) Introduction to the practice of statistics (8th edition). New York: Freeman.
  • Vocht, A. de (2013). Basishandboek SPSS 21. Utrecht: Bijleveld Press.

Political Science

First year
Statistiek I: Beschrijven en presenteren (in Dutch) 5 ects
Statistiek II: Analyse en Onderzoek (in Dutch) 5 ects
 
Second year
Methoden van politicologisch onderzoek en dataverzameling (in Dutch) 10 ects
 
Third year
Research master in Political Science
Methods: Qualitative data collection and analysis - in English 5 ects
Quantitative data collection and analysis (in English) 5 ects
Advanced methodology (in English) 5 ects
Research methods and statistics course books
  • Vocht, A. de (2013). Basishandboek SPSS 21. Utrecht: Bijleveld Press.
  • Bryman, A. (2012). Social research methods. (4th Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • George, A.L., & Bennett, A. (2004). Case studies and theory development. In George, A.L., & Bennett, A. (Eds.), Case studies and theory development in the social sciences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Argyrous, G. (2011). Statistics for research: With a guide to SPSS. (3rd edition). London: Sage.
  • Field, A., Miles, J., & Field, Z. (2012). Discovering statistics using R. London: Sage.
  • Babb, J., Manheim, J.B., Rich, R.C., Willnat,L., & Brians, C.L. (2012). Empirical political analysis: An introduction to research methods (8th edition). London: Longman (Note there is an American version of this book with a different order of authors; the present order is different from that of the previous version.)
  • Brandt, P. T., & Williams, J.T. (2007). Multiple Time Series Models. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Luke, D. A. (2004). Multilevel modeling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Finch, W. H., Bolin, J. E., & Kelley, K. (2014). Multilevel modeling using R. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Box-Steffensmeier, J. M., Brady, H. E. & Collier, D. (2008). The Oxford handbook of political methodology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
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Psychology

Premaster study
Preparatory statistics  5 ects
 
First year (in Dutch)
Inleiding in de Methoden en Technieken  5 ects
Toetsende Statistiek  5 ects
Experimenteel en correlationeel onderzoek  5 ects
First year International Bachelor course (in English)
Introduction to research methods and statistics  5 ects
Inferential statistics  5 ects
Experimental and correlational research  5 ects
 
Second year
Multivariate data analysis (in Dutch)  5 ects
Psychometrics (in Dutch)  5 ects
Field research in psychology  5 ects
 
Master and Research master in Psychology
Applied data analysis (in English)  5 ects
Applied multivariate analysis (in English)  5 ects
Analysis of "own" data (in English)  5 ects
Categorical data analysis (in English)  5 ects
fMRI Data and statistics (in English)  5 ects
Introduction to R and statistical computing (in English)  5 ects
Item response theory (in English)  5 ects
Multilevel and longitudinal data analysis (in English)  5 ects
Statistical consulting (in English)  5 ects
Structural equation modelling (in English)  5 ects
 
Research master. All tracks
Applied multivariate data analysis - Fall semester (in English)  5 ects
Applied multivariate data analysis - Spring semester (in English)  5 ects
Research methods and statistics course books
  • Adèr H. J., Mellenbergh, G. J., & Hand, D. J. (2011). Advising on research methods: A consultant's companion. Huizen, The Netherlands: Johannes van Kessel
  • Agresti, A. (2007). An introduction to categorical data analyis (2nd Edition). New York: Wiley.
  • Byrne, B.M. (2006). Structural equation modeling with EQS: Basic concepts, applications and programming (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
  • Embretson, S.E. & Reise, S.P.(2000). Item response theory for psychologists. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
  • Field, A. (2013). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics (4th edition). London: Sage.
  • Furr, R.M., & Bachrach, V.R. (2014). Psychometrics: An introduction (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Howell, D. C (2014). Statistical methods for psychology. (Leiden edition).London: Wadsworth. (NB. There also exists a similar book by Howell (2013) with the title Fundamental statistics for the behavioral sciences).
  • Huettel, S.A., Song, A.W., & McCarthey, G. (2009). Functional magnetic resonance imaging (2nd edition). Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.
  • Leary, M.R. (2012). Introduction to behavioral research methods (6th edition). Boston, MA: Pearson
  • Pallant, J. (2013). SPSS Survival manual (5th edition). Berkshire: McGraw-Hill.
  • Shadish, W.R., Cook, T.D., & Campbell, D.T. (2002). Experimental and quasi-experimental designs for generalized causal inference (2nd revised edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Singer, J.D., & Willett, KJ.B. (2003). Applied longitudinal data analysis: modeling change and event occurrence. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Vocht, A. de (2011). Basishandboek SPSS 19. Utrecht: Bijleveld Press

Faculty-wide research-master courses

AMDA
Applied multivariate data analysis - Fall semester (in English)  5 ects
Applied multivariate data analysis - Spring semester (in English)  5 ects
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