Methodology shop


Do you have questions about designing a study (“How many respondents will I need?”), analyzing a data set (“What to do with my non-normally distributed data?”), or SPSS/R? Or do you have another question about doing research or a specific statistical analysis?  At the methodology shop we offer free advice to all students from the BMS faculty! 

The methodology shop offers help via email and in the form of a consult (in person - not via skype or telephone). Most of the time, a consult is preferred over an email, as only small/general questions can be answered via email. 

It is possible to schedule a consult on Monday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon or Friday morning. Consults are limited to about 30 minutes. Please use the online tool to see which timeslots are (still) available and to schedule your own consult. Consults will take place in Cubicus B309, campus building 41. Only come to this office if you have scheduled a consult. For all kinds of other questions, including small/general questions about research methodology or statistics, please send an email (in Dutch or in English) to: Please note that it might take several days before you receive an answer.

Use this online tool to schedule a consult:
FYI: The employee of the methodology shop can give advice on how and when to run a certain analysis, but will not carry out any analyses for you.  

The methodology shop is an initiative by the BMS department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis (OMD).

Employee of the methodology shop: 
Jolien van Straalen-Pas


If you are having questions about research methodology or statistics, take a look at these micro-lectures. These short videos can assist you throughout the research process and may answer many of your questions. They may also be helpful for supervisors instructing their students.