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Advising on research methods: Selected topics 2012
results from a research master course Methodological Advice that
was given at the University of Amsterdam, fall 2012 by
Don Mellenbergh and Herman Adèr.
The objectives of this course were:
(a) to acquire methodological knowledge that is needed for
advising researchers in the behavioral and social sciences, and
(b) to get experience with methodological consultancy.
The main material for the course was the book:
Advising on research methods: a consultant's companion
by Herman J. Adèr and Gideon J. Mellenbergh
(with contributions by David J. Hand).
The students had to fulfill various assignments, one of which was
to write a paper on a topic that may come up during methodological
In the beginning of the course, paper topics were selected from a
list of relevant methodological issues.
The publication process of drafting, submitting, reviewing,
adapting and correcting was the same as in the production of
any other edited paper collection.