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FAQ Pre-master Information Studies

Please note: from 2021/2022 the pre-master Information Studies will no longer be taught.

  • E-modules

    Academic Skills 

    The e-module Academic Skills offers an introduction in the basics of the academic way of thinking. The course focusses on academic research, the basic assumptions of the researcher, the methods used and the way of reporting the results of the research. An important part of the course is dedicated to statistics as it is the foundation of quantitative research.

    The course is composed of the following 2 learning sections:

    1. Basic Statistics          
    2. Academic Research              

    Average necessary time investment: 150 hours*

    Programming for Data Science

    The e-module Programming for Data Science is for students who can already programme in languages other than Python. In this module we look at the general programming principals of Python relevant for Data Science programming and then working with Pandas.

    This e-module is not designed to teach participants how to programme. It is expected that students are already familiar with the general concepts and skills.

    The course is composed of the following 2 learning sections:

    1. Programming in Python
    2. Working with Panda’s

    Average necessary time investment: 150 hours*

    Information Modelling

    Communication theory (data, information, knowledge), Epistemology (Belief, truth, justification, internalism, externalism), Acquiring knowledge (a priori, a posteriori, empiricism,  rationalism, constructivism) & RDF

    1. Data, Information, Knowledge - an overview
    2. Data Structures
    3. Knowledge representation (RDF and RDFS)
    4. Storage and retrieval (SparQL)
    5. Process modelling 1
    6. Process Modelling 2
    7. Case

    Average necessary time investment: 150 hours*

    * This is the average number of hours spend on the course. The actual number of hours depends on your background and already obtained knowledge and skills. This varies a lot per student.

  •  Will there be a meeting live event to meet the other students?

    Generally speaking, we do not organise a live event to meet up with other students. However, if there is sufficient demand for such a meeting, the moderator might choose to organise this. The main goal of a meeting would be to exchange ideas and get to know each other, to make collaboration in peer reviewing easier. 

  • What will the exam look like?

    The exam is: 

    • online
    • closed book
    • in English 

    Note that every E-module has a different kind of exam. Please contact the moderator of the E-module if you want to know what kind of questions you can expect.

  • Can I re-take parts of the assignments?

    The quizzes can be taken as many times as you like. The assignments are different for every E-module and the moderator will tell you about possible re-take options.