Master's Thesis Population Studies

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vaknaam Master's Thesis Population Studies
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II

Uitgebreide vaknaam Master's Thesis Population Studies
Leerdoelen 1. Address demographic issues by performing independent research within the field, consisting of the design of the research proposal, the formulation of theoretical frameworks, the collection of data, the application of relevant quantitative and qualitative methods for the analysis of the data, the interpretation of the results, and the formulation of recommendations for further research and/or action, while being aware of quality issues and ethical considerations.
2. Make effective use of concepts, theories, techniques of data collection and data analysis, and research skills as taught in the courses of the Master Population Studies. Also, they gain additional knowledge about the research process in all its facets.
3. Assess which theory, research questions and research methodology to use for societal demographic issues.
4. Communicate and discuss their research work clearly through presentations and the writing of the master thesis.
5. Reflect and argue scientifically on the research work of their own, fellow students and of professionals in the field, and independently position the research work within the ongoing scientific debates and changing policy context.
6. Develop a critical, independent, creative, pro-active and resourceful attitude, develop a scientific and methodological rigour of doing research, and work with deadlines and with feedback.
Omschrijving Students participate in research projects of the Population Research Centre or the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute. Students can choose from a list of topics and first work out their research proposal. The topic is either analytical demographic or socio-cultural demographic in nature. The protocol for the Master thesis comprises the guidelines to assist students and supervisors in activities concerning the project.
Throughout the year, Master thesis seminars, instructions and milestones will be organized for input, feedback and the development of competences and skills. During the national Demographic conference (Dutch Demography Day) students will get the opportunity to meet established professionals in the field and to reflect on their research work.
Uren per week 1
Onderwijsvorm Excursions, Independent study, Seminars
(excursion = visit to demographic conference)
Toetsvorm Active participation, Individual assignments, Oral presentation, Thesis
(individual assignment = research proposal)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. ir. H.H. Haisma
Docent(en) prof. dr. ir. H.H. Haisma , Individual supervisor
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The practice of social research. 14th edition ed., Boston, MA: Cengage Learning E. Babbie (2016) 9781305104945 ca. €  73,00
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Population Studies  (Basic programme Population Studies) 1 semester II verplicht