Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
1) Ensure that data collection and analysis efforts meet ethical guidelines by obtaining university Institutional Review Board and local Research Review Board approval and preparing associated documentation (e.g., informed consent documents).
2) Prepare and test online surveys for distribution with keen attention to the user experience, ensuring surveys are easy to navigate, have consistent formatting and are error-free.
3) Schedule field-based data collection with participants, distribute and track online data collection, and deliver participant incentives in a timely manner.
4) Develop and maintain systems for data cleaning, storage and data management with appropriate documentation and attention to data security and confidentiality.
5) Support project teams by contributing to qualitative data analysis (e.g., using a code book to identify key themes) and/or quantitative data analysis (e.g., descriptive and inferential statistical analyses).
6) Support project teams by contributing to written products and deliverables (e.g., articles, peer-reviewed articles, conference presentations, data visualizations, technical reports, project briefs, blog posts, and webinars).
7) Use social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn) to regularly disseminate study findings and products.
8) Review and synthesize the research literature to support the development of scholarly articles and research proposals.
9) Prepare and distribute meeting minutes that clearly document important decisions and action items.
1) Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
2) Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing to both academic and non-academic (e.g., lay and practitioner) audiences.
3) Willing to offer and receive constructive feedback with the intention of improvement.
4) Passion for improving the lives of individuals in under-resourced communities.
5) Willing to learn new methodological skills, analytic tools, work processes, and content focus areas.
6) Reliable, ethical, patient with, and respectful of others.
7) Demonstrated interest in/familiarity with at least one of Outlierâ™s focus areas (STEM Schools, Implementation Research, Computer Science Education, Youth/Public Media Use or Evaluation).
8) Knowledge of school districts, school district operations, and the theoretical and practical aspects of educational reform.
9) Proficiency with measurement and statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata) and/or data visualization software (e.g. Tableau).
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economic, Political Science, or related social science discipline.
1) Coursework and demonstrated application of either quantitative or qualitative data collection and analysis approaches.
2) Prior work and/or research experience in education settings (e.g., schools, school districts, or other educational institutions/organizations).
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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