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Beginner Level

Approx. 22 hours to complete

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

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 22 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

About the Final Research Project

1 video (Total 4 min), 7 readings
7 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
1 hour to complete

Preparing for Milestone 1 - Research topic

1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Instruction - General research topic10m
General information and literature (ST)10m
1 practice exercise
Comprehension (ST)12m
2 hours to complete

Milestone 1 - General hypothesis and design

1 video (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Instruction - How to formulate a general hypothesis and design10m
Collective general hypothesis and design10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Milestone 2 - Design, operationalizations and expectations

1 video (Total 5 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Instruction - How to formulate a more specific design with operationalizations and expectations10m
Collective detailed design and expectations10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Milestone 3 - Measurement and manipulation material

1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Instruction - How to create measurement and manipulation material10m
Collective measurement and manipulation material10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Milestone 4 - Data collection, methods documentation and analysis plan

1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 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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