Academy of Research

The desire to work based on facts is growing. More and more people are asking about the impact of your project, but also about your achievements with your target audience. Management boards, supervisory boards, funding agencies, and other financiers are increasingly asking: What is the impact of your projects?

As a professional, you want to develop yourself and improve your projects based on knowledge and facts and not just rely on your gut feeling. You want to collect data, but you're not sure how.

Quite often, research is made complicated, and many have had the experience of a cumbersome thesis where they got lost in the data.

However, it doesn't have to be complicated. Claudia makes research accessible and understandable in her courses.

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What should you pay attention to with interview questions?

When you conduct interviews, you can find out a lot. You collect primarily qualitative data. (There are some tricks to collect quantitative data as well.)

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How do you formulate the right research question?

When conducting a research, it is important to formulate the right research question. In this blog I explain how to do this.

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How can you increase the response rate for a survey?

Sending out a questionnaire is an excellent method to question many people in the same way. If you can obtain a good response rate

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Interviewing: What formats are there, and when do you use them?

Many people think of interviewing as the widely used method in which the interviewer asks questions to the interviewee. But there are other ways to interview. In this blog, I'll give you some examples.

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Reliability

The reliability of a study points to the extent to which the findings are interpretable to a larger whole. In […]

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Representativeness: what is it, and how do you get it?

Suppose you want to research a target group of as many as 10,000 people. Do you have to interview all 10,000 people to get the right results?

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What is a research method?

From the conversations I have with various people who do research stems some confusion about the term research methods.

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Collecting information from existing sources

It is not always necessary to collect all the data yourself. You may also use existing sources. Think of databases like SCP or CBS, from which you can buy data

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An overview of different research methods

The range of research methods on offer is enormous, so you can sometimes not see the wood for the trees. Therefore I offer you a handy overview.

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Project evaluation checklist

One of our most read blogs is about the questions to ask during a process evaluation. Such an evaluation focuses on the way in which you work and (have) worked together.

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Claudia's heart is in research. With her passion, she enjoys enthusing others about research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience. Claudia works and lives in the Netherlands, where she has been helping students and beginning researchers with research for years. Through blogs, but also with e-books, e-courses, and coaching. The first blogs are now translated into English to help more students and beginning researchers.
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