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Course module: 822182-B-6
Methodology for CSAI
Course info
Course module822182-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department Cognitive Science and AI; TSH: Department Cognitive Science and AI;
Is part of
B Communication and Information Sciences
B Communication and Information Sciences (Spc.Cog.Sc & AI)
B Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
Contact personM. van Otterlo
E. Fukuda
Other course modules lecturer
Coordinator course
M. van Otterlo
Other course modules lecturer
M. van Otterlo
Other course modules lecturer
dr. M. Postma
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 20/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
After having completed the course:
    • Students are able to describe the characteristics and the steps involved in quantitative and qualitative research using the correct terminology, and they are able to characterize how a design phase can complement the research process.
    • Students are able to identify the strength and weaknesses of different methods and choose the best method for a given research question. They can evaluate decisions made in the design of experimental and non-experimental methods.
    • Students are able to define the meaning of a variable, identify its measurement level and its role in a design (e.g. independent, dependent).
    • Students are able to evaluate ethical issues in research.
    • Students are able to characterize the reliability and validity of research setup.
    • Students are able to interpret research data, perform simple, descriptive data analysis, and display data graphically and coherently.
    • Students are able to draw conclusions from research results and present them through a written report, and through slide and poster presentation.
Students will acquire a number of basic scientific skills. The overall goal of this course is to teach students how research papers (reports, theses, etc.) come about in a scientific context. Students will be taught how to read a scientific paper in their area of expertise and distinguish the various elements of a typical research project (research questions, literature, results, etc.). The course features lectures and seminars. The first will cover topics in the research process, such as coming up with a research problem, constructing a research design, identifying variables, data analysis and presenting results. The lectures will strike a balance between covering general research processes and tailoring specific elements to the CSAI context. During the entire course, seminars are organized where particular topics are practiced in a more practical setting. Students are encouraged to prepare seminars through reading materials. The course is split into two halves. One part of the course is focused at acquiring knowledge and is followed by two partial exams on the course book and other readings (made available during the course). Another part of the course is focused at applying the obtained knowledge in a small group project, which consists of a research proposal followed by a report.
Timetable information
822182-B-6|Methodology for CSAI
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Midterm (50%) / Midterm (50%)MIDTERM_01SM 1119-10-2018
Schriftelijk (50%) / Written (50%)EXAM_01SM 1121-12-2018
Schriftelijk (50%) / Written (50%)EXAM_01SM 1225-01-2019
Midterm (50%) / Midterm (50%)MIDTERM_01SM 1225-01-2019
Required materials
Main textbook for the course (paperback)
Title:Research methodology: A step-by-step guide for beginners
Author:Ranjit Kumar
Recommended materials
To be announced
Additional materials (articles and other texts) will be made available through Blackboard as the course progresses.
Written (50%)

Midterm (50%)

Final Grade

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