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Course module: 410106-B-6
Social Problems in Research
Course info
Course module410106-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB: Sociology; Sociology;
Is part of
B Sociology (International Sociology)
dr. A. Peper
Other course modules lecturer
T.M.J. Swelsen, MSc
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 23/03/2020 up to and including 21/08/2020
a. Approaching a problem in a scientific way and learning a scientific attitude;
b. Being able to carry out a simple scientific research;
c. Being able to produce simple scientific texts both in groups and individually;
d. Working well in groups with common and individual deadlines;
e. Acquire knowledge about important theories related to the researched subject.
Content and background

In the research phase, you conduct a complete study in groups of 3-4 students. The starting point of this research phase is that you go through the entire empirical cycle, covering all facets of research: looking for and processing literature, formulating a problem and placing it in a background, using theories and deducting hypotheses, analyzing data, reporting and presenting. In the research phase you get a good idea of what scientific research entails. You can use all previously acquired knowledge and skills(for example during social problems or introduction sociology, but also from the acva and mto courses), and you further develop your research skills by working on a concrete and intrinsically interesting research, on a theme that you have chosen yourself.

Set up
The research phase starts in the first week of block 4 with an instruction lecture, in which all ins and outs of the research phase are discussed and where you present your first ideas with your group. This lecture is therefore mandatory. Thereafter, guidance will take place in weekly progress meetings (PM) of half an hour per group. For this a weekly group assignment must be submitted. In addition, there are a number of individual assignments related to the group work. In order for the progress meetings to run as smoothly as possible, students must prepare them properly on the basis of the instructions in the 'preparation progress meeting' documents (follows Blackboard). During the research phase, three LABS will also take place in which students will practice syntax for basic data preparation and analysis for their own research. To conclude, each group presents its research in a plenary meeting, where all sociology students (ba, premaster and master) present their research / thesis. The final research report will be submitted at the end of block 4, and will be assessed afterwards.
Contact person
dr. A. Peper
Timetable information
Social Problems in Research
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