Risbo is an independent research institute, linked to the Social Science Faculty of the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Risbo started its activities some 25 years ago, and has a professional staff of about 15 researchers, trainers and consultants. The institute operates according to high quality scientifc research standards. Risbo has a long standing expertise in doing both quantitative and qualitative research in diverse areas within the social sciences. The trainers of Risbo work according to contemporary training principles, often in the area of teacher training. Furthermore, Risbo offers consultancy in the more general field of research methods and techniques. All projects are done on behalf of external contractors.