Research participation is a mandatory part of Academic Skills Tutoring in the Bachelor's program of Communication Science. You can participate in research from year 1 until graduation. While participating in research you will gain valuable insights for your own empirical research.
Below we answer the most frequently asked questions about the Research Participation Credits .
Every Bachelor’s student in Communication Science is required to earn research credits by participating in research projects as part of their Bachelor’s programme. Students must obtain a total of 14 research credits throughout their Bachelor’s to satisfactorily complete this component. Obtaining of research credits is part of the compulsory Academic Skills Tutoring course.
Every students signs up through the research LAB website. Through this website, you can apply for participation in research projects. Note: as a rule, students will only receive research credits for participating in Communication Science research projects. The website also lists research projects offered by the Psychology programme: as a rule, research credits obtained by participating in these projects do not count towards earning the 14 mandatory research credits.
Note: research credits will be deducted if students fail to show up for participating in a research project they have signed up for!
Students who sign up for participation in an on-site research project (e.g. in the Comlab) and subsequently do not show up without having signed off, will have the research credits for that particular research project deducted from their overall total.
The number of awarded research credits is determined based on the duration, location and type of research, amongst other things. Therefore, the number of credits varies per research project. Note: students who sign up for participation in an on-site research project (e.g. in the Comlab) and subsequently do not show up without having signed off, will have the research credits for that particular research project deducted from their overall total.
As rule, students may only receive research credits for participating in research projects offered by the Communication Science programme (even if, for example, another reward is awarded for participation or a voucher is raffled). Only once students have accumulated the 14 required research credits, they qualify for receiving other rewards or gifts for participating in research projects.
For research projects offered by the Psychology programme, the above rules do not apply, and students are free to check what is being offered in terms of rewards and whether they wish to receive it.
The offer varies per period, so no concrete figures can be given. There should at least be ample opportunity spread across the Bachelor’s for students to obtain their 14 compulsory research credits, provided that you regularly participate in research projects. It will be difficult (or even impossible) to accumulate the required number of credits in a short period of time. It is therefore your own responsibility to regularly review the projects on offer.
To receive an ‘obligations met’ (AVV) for this component, students should email the coordinator of the Academic Skills Tutoring course (firstname.lastname@example.org) and attach a screenshot of their online research credits overview. Please make sure that your UvANetID is visible on the screenshot.
Processing of the research credits in SiS can take several weeks. In the meantime, students can apply for their degree certificate if this is the final component of their Bachelor’s and do not have to await the grade being registered in SiS. Furthermore, degree certificate requests will not be delayed by processing these credits.
If you have submitted a request for your degree certificate a while ago and require assessment soon, please send an email to email@example.com and indicate that you have already submitted your request for a degree certificate and this component has not yet been registered in SiS.
Yes, that is possible. You may sign up for research projects offered by the Communication Science and Psychology programmes through http://www.test.uva.nl and (continue to) participate in these. Possible fees or rewards for participation vary per research project.
Please contact the coordinator of the Academic Skills Tutoring course (Sanne Dobber) via firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate how many credits you have obtained, as well as when you plan to graduate. The coordinator can aid you in finding a solution.
Students should always keep their proof of participation after partaking in a research project. This allows you to demonstrate that you have participated in a research project. As a rule, research credits are awarded within two weeks of participation. If this is not the case, students should first and foremost contact the researcher in charge of the research project in question and show their proof of participation.
Students who sign up for a research project (on-site) and do not participate without signing off will have 0.5 research credit deducted. Make sure to always sign off in time from a research project!
For students doing a Research Master’s, there is the possibility to list the thesis research on test.uva.nl. For questions or more information please send an e-mail to email@example.com