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Class II - Student Interview & Survey Research Assistant - 202
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Job ID 8616
Employer Enrichment Programs
Category Research
Job Type Storrs Campus
Job Description

Faculty Name: Alaina Brenick

Faculty Department: Human Development and Family Studies

Brief Position Description: My research uses social-ecological and social reasoning frameworks to examine the how students, school staff, and parents reason about and respond to discriminatory victimization (e.g., victimization based on ethnicity, immigration status, gender and sexual identity). This research surveys middle and high school students, their parents, and school staff about their evaluations of discriminatory victimization, and relates these evaluations to individual and contextual variables such as perceptions of school climate, the implementation and effectiveness of school interventions for inclusive and safe climates, and student wellbeing.

Job Description:

A student in this position will assist faculty in research efforts utilizing survey research techniques.

Research activities may include:

  • Schedule interviews, questionnaire administrations, and/or meetings with school representatives
  • Conduct interviews
  • Mail/email questionnaires
  • Administer questionnaires (by phone, in person, online)
  • Collect and record data
  • Clean, code, and analyze data (as trained)
  • Review forms and/or notes for completeness
  • Transcribe from digital recorders and/or videotapes
  • Assist in the preparation of copy for presentation or publication
  • Read, catalog, and summarize related literature
  • Attend training sessions and staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed
Job Requirements

Students MUST:

  • Be an undergraduate student with a Federal work-study award
  • Be able to operate computer, phone, and/or other research equipment
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Submit a short report detailing research progress during each semester of participation
  • Attend two professional development events per semester (e.g., CCD workshop, department colloquium speaker, dissertation defense) and submit a brief reflection report for each
  • Present poster about the research experience at a Frontiers in Undergraduate Research exhibition or complete a short reflection paper at the conclusion of the academic year
  • Be available for a weekly lab meeting at either the Hartford or the Storrs campus
  • Be willing and able to travel to schools for questionnaire administration

 Preferred qualifications:

  • High attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics or SPSS (training will be provided to students at any level of familiarity)
  • Experience with diverse populations 


Hourly Rate $10.50/hour
Funding Source Storrs Work-Study
Time Frame Academic Year
Primary Contact Jodi Eskin
Primary Contact's Email
Work Location
Phone Number 860-486-7939
Fax Number 860-486-0222