Research Assistant Needed

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Research Assistant Needed

I am looking for a motivated, undergraduate or graduate, social science student willing  to be trained in Positive Criminology (I will provide this training) and complete CITI training which is online training for social scientists working with human subjects. This is a non-paid position. The research assistant must pass a background check and be willing to conduct face-to-face interviews with inmates. Confidentiality and tact are essential. Familiarity with qualitative design research methods is helpful but not mandatory. The qualified candidate must possess good communication skills and the ability to communicate on a variety of intellectual levels. Good writing skills are helpful if the research assistant desires to contribute to a journal article publication on the project. No prior research experience is necessary.

Other specifications include:

  • Detail oriented
  • Resourceful
  • Thorough
  • Self-disciplined and able to work independently
  • Ability to think on their feet

Helpful qualities include intelligence, honesty, and curiosity.

Interested parties, please contact Chris Wilson at Chrisrw62@gmail.com or 801-690-3766.

Dissertation Title: Unshackled: A phenomenological study of the effects of holistic conflict resolution training on inmate self-efficacy.

Projected start date: August 1, 2015

Anticipated length of study: Two months (RA may choose to participate in writing a journal article once the research has concluded)

Recompense: Non-monetary. Research experience, experience working with inmates

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