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Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

DBHR (Washington Young Adult Health Survey)

This project was expired on 01/01/2017

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To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Jack Yeh
Telephone: (206) 685-5679
Email: yehjih@uw.edu

Faculty Information

Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

The Washington Young Adult Health Survey is a research study conducted through the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors at the University of Washington in Seattle and aims to explore health behaviors in young adults. Research assistants will play an important role in contacting participants for retention purposes, testing programmed surveys, documentation of study materials, conducting literature searches on relevant topics, and other administrative/clerical tasks. If you are interested, please email Jack Yeh at yehjih@uw.edu your resume and outline the Psychology courses you have taken. *** Interview required for this 499 ***

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 3
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: flexible
Student commitment: prefer 2 quarter committment

499 Responsibilities

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

Other:60% subject retention, 20% miscellaneous tasks

Skills / Experience Preferred

Computer skills such as MS Word, MS Excel and SPSS are desirable. Experience using PsycInfo to conduct literature searches is also preferred. Students who have taken Psych 209 and Psych 315 (or Psych 317/318) are preferred, but those courses are not prerequisite to signing up for this 499 - Comfortable working with people and using the telephone for participant retention. If you are interested, please email Jack Yeh at yehjih@uw.edu your resume and outline the Psychology courses you have taken. *** Interview required for this 499 ***