This course provides a general introduction to the behavioral and social research methods. The course introduces students to all phases of innovation science research from the conceptualization of a research question, to the operationalization of the research question, to the analysis of data, and writing of a research report. The course has a strong emphasis on "learning by doing". A major practical in the course is the design and implementation of a qualitative interview study. To prepare you for this study, you will be trained in conducting a professional research interview under the supervision of a professional trainer. You will also learn how to design a questionnaire for use in a (online or offline) survey, and learn how to practically deal with the quantitative data that is collected in a survey.