If you are searching for a research position, or a job where evaluating research is an important part of your work, you will greatly improve your opportunities and understanding by taking the minor Methods and Statistics in the Social and Behavioural Sciences.
Future employers will favour you above others if you have taken this minor, especially if you wish to enrol in the Research Master's programme or wish to apply for a PhD position. The minor will prepare you for the research Master's programme and jobs in which conducting research plays an important role.
Also, this minor will prepare you for doing research in practice. How to do an interview? Or design a questionnaire? These are all skills that will be useful in doing research for your thesis and beyond.
The M&S minor programme will teach you how to translate research questions into a research design. You will get to know all the methods and statistics required to analyse empirical data. You will learn how to analyse and interpret the data. And you will learn how best to report on your findings.
In this minor you will get to master different academic skills; attending classes in English, using computer technology, project planning, sticking to the deadlines, teamwork, making a research design, data analyses, writing and presenting research reports, and using software for data analyses (other than SPSS).
The minor Methods and Statistics in the Social and Behavioural Sciences is accessible to students of the Faculty of Social Sciences, but also to students of the University College and to national (other universities) and international exchange students.
The minor is intended for everyone who is interested in doing research in practice, and will prepare you for doing a Research Master's programme.