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Research Methods and Skills

Research Methods and Skills – blended

During the blended Research Methods and Skills program, you will follow five modules consecutively over a period of 6 months. Participants are required to attend the first module on-campus (Introduction to Research Methods) for a period of 2 weeks (1 – 11 September 2020). By joining MSM Maastricht for the first Module, you will not only be able to meet the MSM lecturers, but also your fellow (international) students. Classroom interactions, peer reviews and group assignments in this Module have proven to be beneficial for students to sharpen and refine their initial research ideas.

The coursework and assignments are all geared towards drafting a solid individual Research Proposal that needs to be presented and defended successfully for a committee (online).

The program follows a hands-on approach and teaches you step-by-step:
1: how to design a sound and feasible research proposal
2: how to collect reliable quantitative and qualitative data
3: how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data through valid methods
4: how to report on the research results according to academic standards.
The Research Methods and Skills program requires a disciplined work ethic.

The program is designed for:

  • Researchers in government departments
  • Private sector firms
  • NGOs and international development organizations
  • Doctoral candidates
  • Early career researchers

Participants of the blended program must pass the RMS training program within 6 months after the first day they started the program. 

MSM has the right to cancel the program if the minimum number of participants does not meet MSM requirements.