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Methodology and Statistics of Behavioural and Social Sciences

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24 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The Master's in Methodology and Statistics familiarises you with issues of research design and data collection, analysis methods and statistical tools as applied to behavioural and social sciences.

The field of methodology and statistics is by its nature interdisciplinary, as it relates to all fields of behavioural and social research. Social science methodology concentrates on central issues in research design and data collection, with the aim of improving the quality of empirical research. In addition, the complex theories and research designs currently used call for advanced analysis methods, which in turn require mastery of the statistical foundations of these methods, and training in their skilled use.

Finally, there are strong interconnections between methodology and statistics. Modern social and behavioural research uses highly advanced quantitative methods, while, at the same time, no amount of statistics can compensate for fundamental flaws in a study's design or data collection. In the “Keuzegids 2011 Masters” this research master is the best in the category Psychology - Research Masters. Looking for more information? On www.uu.nl/programmes/ms you will find more information on the study programme, on where our alumni start their professional careers and much more.

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a top international university that holds a top 100 position in the international university rankings. It offers a broad range of high-quality Dutch- and English-taught programs and courses. The English curriculum consists of Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs, certificate courses, and Summer School courses. In addition, some of the world’s most talented students come to Utrecht University to do their PhD research.

Research has always played a fundamental role in Utrecht University’s degree programs. Course content is closely linked to top-class research. Students are taught in small groups by top researchers and lecturers, mostly experts in their field. Utrecht University is at the forefront of developments in interdisciplinary knowledge. Our research continues to have impact in fields ranging from biochemistry and biophysics to human rights and culture.

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Admission requirements

Grade average

We ask for a GPA of 3.4. Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.4 may be eligible and will have a chance of being selected if their previous studies fit well within the programme, according to the programme's admissions committee.

Written request

We ask for a motivational letter including curriculum vitae, and two reference letters.

Knowledge minimum

This research master programme has a statistical entrance requirement, which entails the following:

(i) a basic course in introductory statistics including topics such: univariate descriptive statistics, correlation, univariate regression, one-way anal

Language requirements

CAE: B1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6, TOEFL internet based: 93

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