About Research-Coaches.com
About us

You don't have to go that road all alone.

The start

Have you ever thought: "Is there anyone who can help me with my research?" If so, you are not the only one. Everyone who performs research experiences problems from time to time and is uncertain about what needs to be done. This site serves to provide you with high-quality and reliable support to overcome your doubts and problems so that you can conduct your research easier, faster and better.

Many difficulties may arise when conducting research. Sometimes the meaning of a scientific or statistical term is not clear. Sometimes a statistical test needs to be explained. Sometimes a peer is needed to exchange ideas with, or an experienced coach who guides you through the research process. With a little help, you can be confident that your research project will be properly designed, conducted, analyzed, and reported. This site is intended to serve all those people who need some help. Are you one of them?

This site will save you a lot of time searching, because the information on the site is clearly presented. Much basic information can be found in our online dictionary. Our manuals provide you with the necessary information to solve problems. You can easily ask questions and get answers from members in the community. You can also request personal support from one of our experienced research coaches. And if you want, you can create a personal chat box to keep the conversations with peers or a coach private.

If you need help with your research, you have come to the right place. This site is meant for you.

Foeke van der Zee
Founder and owner of Research-Coaches.com

About the membership

Research-coaches.com is a membership site. It simply means that the information isn't free accessible.

Wit a free membership you have access to ...

  • ... our Online Dictionary Research and Statistics
  • ... our community where you can ask questions and get help from other members including our experts;
  • ... the possibility to create a personal chat box to keep conversations with peers or a coach private.

You only need to create a free account to get access to this.

A small contribution is requested for following a course. The amount of this contribution depends on the course and how long you want access. For more information, see "about our courses".


The membership will terminate automatically after one year. We will notify you by mail that the end is coming up soon.

Video tutorials about statistics

About our dictionary

If you don't know what the terms mean, your research will progress slowly and it will be difficult to properly explain where you get stuck. In our online dictionary you will find an explanation of all important terms about research. Each term is explained in a clear way and the statistical tests also have clear examples. It will save you hours of searching. Moreover, when you know what the terms mean, you are already on the way to applying them correctly. This allows you to conduct your research faster and easier.

You need to be a member of Research Coaches to be able to read what  these terms mean. Don't worry, it won't cost much. It's free.

Video tutorials about statistics

About our manuals

Doing research can be difficult. Especially when you do it the first time. You have to take so many things into account. Sometimes you only know afterwards what you could have done best. But then it's too late. However, if you know what decisions to make and what consequences those decisions have, doing research becomes much easier. Often even fun.

To help you through the process, I've written a series of papers and guides. In my opinion, the research question is the most important aspect. With a bad research question, any research will fail. The research question is the basis for your entire research. This has to be worked out in four aspects: the research design, the sample, the instruments and the analyses. In our papers and guides we cover these topics that are discussed so much. If you've read these papers, you'll know exactly what to do to solve a problem and what arguments to use to defend your way of working. Read them before starting your research. Then you will know much better what to do.

These are our manuals:

If you struggle with only one aspect of research I recommend to buy and read only that paper (€ 6,95 each). Buying and downloading all manuals is cheaper (€ 27,50).

Video tutorials about statistics

About our coaches

Learning how to conduct research often means taking two steps forward and one step back. At our Q&A in the menu bar, you can get help from the other members in the community. However, when you get completely stuck in the research process, one-on-one help might be needed to solve the problem. On this site a list of coaches can be found who can be contacted for help.

All coaches work independently from Research-Coaches.com. We only gave them a page to introduce themselves. It is an add on our site.

To get a page on our site, the coach had to fill in a form. He or she had to indicate wether support can be given with qualitative research, quantitative research or both. They had to supply information about their experience with research and the media they use to communicate. Some may help only face to face while others only give support by sharing screens on their devices.

We do not want to be an intermediary, because this would delay the process of getting help, and some problems are urgent. Furthermore, the student and the coach can speak and write in their own language. That makes the communication much easier.

We have a great trust in the coaches on our list. However, if a student complains about the quality of the coach, we investigate the complaints and the coach will be removed from the list if necessary. In this way, we hope to guarantee the quality of the coaches.

Video tutorials about statistics

About our video tutorials

Doing research well isn't easy. Becoming an expert takes a lot of studying. But you don't have to be an expert already to do proper research.

I hear about a lot of students searching through all internet to find good information about an issue. This is time consuming.

So, we created a lot of tutorials about research. So far only the SPSS tutorials are ready. The tutorials about statistics will come up soon - we are working on it. And the tutorials about methodology will come up next. I'm sorry it isn't finished already. It takes time to create reliable information.

Overhere you can find more information about our SPSS-tutorials >>>

Our mission

Our goal is to teach you how to do proper research.


Good research provides you with better information.
With better information, you can make better decisions.
With better decisions, you can create a healthier, wealthier and freer world,
for people, fauna and flora, for this and future generations.

That’s why we think it’s necessary for you to know how to carry out proper research.