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Methodology Shop


The Methodology Shop operates by appointment-only, both online and in-person!


Are you having statistical or methodological issues in your research? We are a  free advisory bureau for students and staff members at RUG (mainly Behavioral and Social Sciences), and we provide methodological or statistical support.

Make an Appointment for an online or in-person consultation.
For online consultations, we send a link shortly before the meeting.
In-person consultations take place in the Gadourek building - G0113.

*Guidelines for in-person consultations:
-Make an appointment via our calendar and be on time, with your dataset/laptop prepared.
-Our shopkeepers work on location by default. If they are ill, you will be notified (in the morning) that the meeting will be online.
-If you are ill please join the meeting online, even if your corona-test is negative. It is at the shopkeeper’s discretion to ask you to leave if you are showing cold symptoms.


Asking for advice

There are two ways to ask for advice from the Methodology Shop:

Before consulting us, please i nvestigate the matter as much as possible.
Also, have a look at this short guide to help you start your analysis.

Consultation slots are 15min long. If you have a question about basic methods (t-test, linear regression) booking one slot is sufficient. For more complex methods or showing your data, please book two slots.

Difficulties with booking an appointment? Email methodologyshop@rug.nl.
Please do not use this mail for your statistical questions.
Behavioural and Social Sciences students will receive precedence over students from other faculties. If you are from another faculty, be aware that our shopkeepers might not be familiar with some analyses.

All our shopkeepers are familiar with relatively simple techniques (regression, t-test, and programs such as SPSS, Jasp). Not all our employees can help with more advanced topics such as Manova, Multilevel analysis, or specific programs such as R (studio) or MLwiN. Hence, you can look up which subjects our employees are specialized in.

Last modified:01 December 2022 08.47 a.m.