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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 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m, and sometimes even from 9 a.m. to answer any questions you might have. The Methodology shop is currently located on the first floor of the New building (2222) in office 0113, opposite to the computerroom. Our waiting area are the chairs in the computer room.

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. You can visit the Methodology shop for a personal consultation Monday through Friday between 9:00/13:00 and 17:00 or you can ask your question online on our webpage (As not all our staff is Dutch, English questions will be answered quicker!). Our website is well suited to quickly answer short and concise questions. We aim to answer your question within one working day. A personal consult is appropriate if you have multiple questions, when you are working with an complex topic or application or if you are simply stuck with your research and do not know how to advance. You are welcome every Monday through Friday - see our schedule - to visit us without appointment for a personal consult. In busy periods - mainly from May until July - a consult will be limited to 30 minutes and we'll use a waiting list. Because the Methodology shop is a service of the Behavioural and Social Sciences faculty, BSS students will receive precedence over students from other faculties.

All our student assistants are familiar with relatively simple techniques such as 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 advanced topics such as Manova, Multilevel analysis and Factor analysis or if you are using 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.

If you still have questions regarding the Methodology shop, you can call us during opening hours on (050) 363 61 90.

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