The Action, Research, and Collaboration (ARC) Team is looking for enthusiastic undergraduate students to assist in projects focused on different forms of violence. Students will learn about social problems and develop various research skills. Dedicated students who qualify can potentially work on a distinction project with our team. Generally, we only recruit students who are able to register for 290 credit, and we do not take on volunteers.
Current projects primarily focus on sexual, domestic, and community violence. This includes work on sexual violence experienced by members of the LGBTQ+ community, understanding and evaluating sexual violence prevention done by rape crisis centers in Illinois, and mass messaging related to gender-based violence. For more information about the projects we are working on, please see our website: https://actionresearch.web.illinois.edu/
Depending on the project that each undergraduate research assistant is assigned to, undergraduate research assistants assist with the following tasks: qualitative data coding, transcription of qualitative data, data cleaning, survey design, descriptive data analyses, assisting in literature searches and reviews, data entry.
Please fill out the application below if you are interested. Eligible applicants will be contacted for an informational meeting in which we will assess the fit of this opportunity for your needs. We hope to recruit 290's who can complete 3 credits (or 9 hours) a week, and we try to match students with their interests. All 290 involvement for the 2020-2021 school year will be virtual (no in-person meetings). Generally, there will be weekly hour long live/synchronous supervisions, and a majority of your work will be done at the time that works best for you/asynchronously.
Thank you so much for your interest!