Introduction research methods  

Study  educational theory (pedagogic)  at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

In 2005 at the start of the new study year took it a very long time before some students and I had access to the Virtual learning Environment  of the Institute. I decided to use the space of my own homepage to communicate with them (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences).


This course was meant to introduce students of the first year of the study Educational Theory of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) in research methods.
Most of the the course material is in Dutch. This pages provides alternative English material.

(Alternative) course materials

  • Research Methods Handbook Introductory Guide to research methods for social research by  Stuart MacDonald & Nicola Headlam, CLES, Manchester
  • Dr.Stat online statistics course for higher education

Educational and scientific resources

  • ERIC Education Resource Information Centre.
    ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials. Contains extended thesaurus with all kinds of concepts and search items.
  • National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System (NARCIS).
    NARCIS provides access to scientific information, including (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from some data archives as well as descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.


Searching for information

  • search engine
Wikipedia is not an encyclopedia of professional experts. Everyone on the world is allowed to contribute and to edit. It is not allowed to use citations from Wikipedia in your thesis, because its very hard to discover who is responsible for the parts of the articles. It is possible that the contributor may not be a professional, but an enthusiastic hobbyist. 

Wikipedia provides a good start for your search, but may never be the base for your thesis in Higher Education.