Utrecht University

Utrecht Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Methodology & Statistics of Behavioural and Social Sciences


Physiological Chemistry Dpt.

Universiteitsweg 100

Utrecht, Utrecht


Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The field of methodology and statistics is by its nature interdisciplinary, as it relates to all fields of behavioural and social research. Social science methodology concentrates on central issues in research design and data collection, with the aim of improving the quality of empirical research. In addition, the complex theories and research designs currently used call for advanced analysis methods, which in turn require mastery of the statistical foundations of these methods, and training in their skilled use. Finally, there are strong interconnections between methodology and statistics. Modern social and behavioural research uses highly advanced quantitative methods, while, at the same time, no amount of statistics can compensate for fundamental flaws in a study's design or data collection. Thus, specific methodological choices lead to different statistical techniques, and new developments in statistics have implications for the design of research.


This Master’s programme has been accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).

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