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Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Measurement and applied statistics in Psychology

This project was expired on 12/31/2016

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To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Brian Flaherty
Email: bxf4@u.washington.edu

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

Yes
If yes, how often? Weekly or as needed.

Direct supervisor of students:

Brian Flaherty
Supervisor Title: Associate Professor, Psychology
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

Assist with research on measurement and applied statistics problems in psychology, health disparities, and health broadly.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 3
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Meetings to be arranged
Student commitment: Lets see how it goes.

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
0 % data entry 0 % video taping 0 % animal care
20 % database management 0 % interview subjects 0 % animal observation
20 % encoding data 0 % scheduling appt 0 % surgical techniques
20 % library research 0 % running subjects 0 % histology
0 % data collection 0 % child care 0 % laboratory protocols
    0 % recruiting subjects    

Other:Activities might include literature searching and reviewing, working with data and simple statistical analysis, assisting with the management of a simulation study, or any other of the myriad of necessary research related activities.

Skills / Experience Preferred

(1) Interested in computer programming and statistics/data analysis; (2) Very comfortable and proficient with computers (not just using MS Office); (3) Have done well in the undergraduate statistics course(s)--315 or 317 & 318; (4) Knowledgeable about or capable of learning statistical software such as R, Stata, or SAS; (5) A plus if you are familiar with any of the following: bash scripting and other common Unix programs, Fortran 90, C++, Perl, Python.