Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Check Yourself: Web-based Adolescent Health Screening and Risk Prevention Project

This project was expired on 12/31/2016


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Heather Spielvogle
Email: heather.spielvogle@seattlechildrens.org

Faculty Information

Department: Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Quarterly

Direct supervisor of students:

Heather Spielvogle & Carolyn McCarty
Supervisor Title: Project Manager & Principal Investigator
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

Our lab is currently developing and testing “Check Yourself,” an electronic health screening tool administered on an iPad in the context of adolescent health care visits. The study involves one participant visit (online or in-person) and two follow-up surveys. Research volunteers help recruit participants, assist with data entry and basic analysis, shadow research-related visits, assist with participant tracking, and conduct literature searches, and other administrative/clerical tasks. Research volunteers are welcome to join our weekly lab meetings and journal club.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 9 hours
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Based on student availability. Flexible hours but mainly 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday
Student commitment: Minimum 2 academic quarters

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
25 % data entry % video taping % animal care
10 % database management % interview subjects % animal observation
% encoding data 20 % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
10 % library research % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    25 % recruiting subjects    

Other:10% miscellaneous tasks

Skills / Experience Preferred

Good attention to detail, organizational and computer skills, and some experience with data. Psychology coursework is helpful, but not required.