Universities are eager to select students with the best chances of graduating with a degree. Methods such as researching motivation are not very reliable. A prospective student will not always answer such questions honestly. It’s a much better idea to work with taster assignments. PhD researcher Susan Niessen discovered that this type of selection is a much better predictor of a good match between degree programme and student. In addition to degree programme and university choice, this approach can also be applied to job interview procedures and requests for sports or other scholarships.
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Can visually impaired people cycle safely on their own? Bart Jelijs argues that guidelines for that purpose should not solely be based on the nature or extent of a visual impairment, because that would unnecessarily exclude many visually impaired...
We often find it difficult to talk about sex and sexuality. This is not surprising, but it is nevertheless problematic, according to researcher Charmaine Borg, because this stops us from changing the old-fashioned views we have on sex. And women in...
How can you counter misinformation on social media? This question is at the heart of the doctoral thesis of sociologist Jonas Stein.
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