Requesting a methodology and statistics consultation

Do you encounter difficulties in the area of methodology and statistics while writing your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis? 

If you're carrying out research at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University for your Bachelor's or Master's thesis, you may submit a request for advice on methodology and statistics.

Each student may schedule one consultation with one consultant. Are you working on a thesis project with several students? Then you can schedule one consultation as a group. It is explicitly not the intention to schedule multiple consultations with multiple consultants.

Your thesis supervisor must agree that the consultation will contribute to the supervision and give permission for the request. The supervisor should fill in a Statement of Agreement (pdf) accordingly, which you then take to your appointment. 

The consultant assumes that the methods, techniques, models and software you use in your thesis research have been taught in the education you received. The consultation is explicitly not meant for advising or teaching methods, techniques, models and software with which you are not yet familiar.

When and Where

Sessions take place in the consultation shop in the Langeveld building (Room F1.11).

We use an app to plan consults. It shows you an overview of dates, names of consultants and the methodological and statistical topics that they can advise on. Basic methodology and statistics covers the contents of the compulsory methods and statistics course.

After selecting a consultant, you select the corresponding date in the calendar a bit further below on the same screen and thereafter you select a time.

You then add your name and email address. If you are working in a group on a thesis project, then you add this information of the contact person of the group only.

In the Notes field you give a brief summary of your research, which methods, techniques and models you plan to use and which questions you would like to ask during the consultation session. This should be done in the English language.

After pressing the button below you receive a confirmation of your booking via email.


Advice is free of charge for students of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Address of the M&S consultation shop

Langeveld building, Room F1.11
Heidelberglaan 1
3584 CS Utrecht