Dr. Goodnight is looking for an undergraduate research assistant to help complete an evaluation of new equity and inclusion programming at a Champaign-Urbana high school. Specifically, this research examines whether new support programs improve the school’s culture and practices impacting underrepresented students’ enjoyment of learning and sense of belonging in school. The student researcher can gain experience in the following: 1) collecting qualitative data via observations, interviews and/or focus groups, 2) editing and reviewing interview transcripts; 3) using transcription and/or qualitative data analysis software (Otter.ai and Dedoose); and 4) conducting literature reviews.
Some of the work must be conducted at the school site, but other work may be conducted online.
Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include students in their sophomore , junior or senior year of education, or a relevant social science major (e.g., sociology). The ideal candidate will have interests in equity, schooling, and qualitative methods. Students of all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.
Timing: The position begins spring semester and extends through the Summer. The schedule is variable, and the student works hourly for a total of up to 140 hours over the semester and summer. At least 70 hours will be during the summer.
Hours and Compensation: The selected student may arrange for either course credit (1-2 credit hours) or hourly pay ($14 per hour).
Contact and Application: To learn more about the project, email email@example.com. Interested students can apply by sending 1) a cover letter and 2) a resume.