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Methodology Shop


You can find the Methodology Shop in room 0113 in the Gadourek building (Grote Rozenstraat 19) at the BSS faculty.


Are you having statistical or methodological issues? Then you are at the right place. The Methodology Shop is a free advisory bureau dedicated to support students and staff members from the University of Groningen with methodological or statistical questions regarding (social) scientific research. We are open every Monday through Friday to answer any questions you might have. The Methodology Shop is currently located on the first floor of building (2222) in office 0113, opposite to the computerroom.

Asking for advice

There are two ways to ask for advice from the Methodology Shop: online and in person. In both cases we expect you to have investigated the matter as much as possible and cannot progress alone. Please also have a look at this short guide if you struggle with getting started with your analysis.

Due to the UG's measures in response to the spread of the corona virus the Methodology Shop will operate only online until the end of the academic year.

You can ask short and concise questions on our online forum (as not all our staff understands Dutch, English questions will be answered quicker!).

For more complicated questions or if you are generally stuck with your analysis please book an online consultation. Consultation slots are 15min long. If you have a question about basic methods (e.g. t-test, ANOVA or linear regression) booking one slot is sufficient. If you would like to ask questions about more complex methods or also would like to show your data by sharing your screen, please book two slots. In case you experience any difficulties with booking an appointment send a mail to methodologyshop@rug.nl. Please do not use this mail for your statistical questions.

All our student assistants are familiar with relatively simple techniques such as basic non-parametric tests, an(c)ova, regression analysis, reliability analysis and programs such as SPSS and G*Power. However, not all our employees are able to help with more advanced topics such as Manova, Multilevel analysis, Factor analysis or if you are using specific programs such as R (studio) or MLwiN. Hence, you can look up which advanced subjects our employees are specialized in and find out when we are able to support you.

Because the Methodology Shop is a service of the Behavioural and Social Sciences faculty, BSS students will receive precedence over students from other faculties.

Last modified:09 June 2020 12.59 p.m.