General research methods:

•operationalisation and measurement

ocumulative scaling (Mokken), multidimensional, interval, ordinal and nominal scaling (Gifi programmes), unfolding (Coombs), preferences (conjoint)

ocontent analysis (Kwalitan, Nvivo)

•formulation of research objectives

•statistical modeling for empirical testing

olinear structural models (LISREL)

omulti-level models (HLM, MLWIN, xx)

•survey techniques

ocontingent valuation method (CVM)

osurvey administration