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Undergraduate Research Assistant (UGRA) Program

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GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

An ideal UGRA is interested in research and is a conscientious, hardworking student with strong attention to detail. Tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • Meeting with their assigned professor to learn about the research project and receive training on the research methodology.
  • Proofreading papers and conducting citation reference checks.
  • Conducting basic literature searches to locate existing studies and published scales.
  • Searching for data, data scraping, and cleaning.
  • Working with Qualtrics software to host surveys and communicate with participants.
  • Managing social media accounts associated with the research (i.e., participant recruitment and communication), including Prolific or Amazon MTurk platforms.
  • Helping enter or code data into Excel (or similar programs).
  • Coordinating data collection sessions in a behavioral lab.

JOB SKILLS (existing or willing to develop)

  • Hard/Specialized Skills: Use of research databases, research software, and survey platforms.
  • Soft Skills: Ability to communicate with research participants and research-active professors.

COMPENSATION AND HOURS

  • $10/hour
  • 10 hours a week

GUIDELINES FOR UGRA

Qualifications for Selection:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Demonstrated experience in several aspects of the job description
  • Aptitude for research
  • Business Student
  • Availability in schedule
  • Must have completed a FAFSA.

UGRA application form

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