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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In this interview with researcher Esther Bouma, she talks about the influence people can have on pet welfare. A much needed service, because the ways in which people think about their pets these days, and especially the ways in which they think for...
Agustin De Julio Pardo examines how relationships between stakeholders within gas extraction in Groningen can be restored following the damage that has occurred in recent years.
Diana van Bergen investigates suicide among young people. Together with her colleagues, she interviews young people who have attempted suicide or have suicidal thoughts. She also speaks to the families of young people who committed suicide. By...
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