WE Study: Women's Experiences

This is an ongoing project.

Faculty Researcher: Angela Tiura

Contact Details

Dr. Angela Tiura
angela.tiura@wayne.edu

Description

Women’s Experiences Lab
We are currently looking for advanced undergraduate psychology (or public health or other discipline focusing on human behavior) majors to assist with a new study in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences examining college women’s experiences with dating (both positive and negative), drinking, and eating behaviors. Current lab activities include analysis of cross-sectional survey data and translating the results into an interactive online intervention to decrease risky alcohol and food over-consumption. Research assistants can volunteer or register for directed study credit.

Currently, students will have the opportunity to be involved in several phases of study implementation, including conducting and interpreting data analyses, and assisting with designing web-based intervention modules.

Research assistants will develop skills in:
• using SPSS to conduct data analysis
• adapting scripted intervention modules into web-based intervention content
• using library databases to conduct literature reviews.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:
Research assistants must have:
1. 3.00 cumulative GPA.
2. B or better grade in at least 3 psychology (or other disciples related to human behavior) courses, including PSY 3010 (or other type of statistical or research methods course).

Potential research assistants must also:
3. have at least 6 hours of time during the week (in either 2 three-hour blocks or 3 two-hour blocks).
4. be reliable and punctual.
5. be able to work independently but also follow instructions.
6. wear “business casual” clothes in the lab.
7. make a two semester commitment.

Project Timeline

This 5-year, 3-phase project began in the Fall 2016 semester. For Winter 2018-Spring/Summer 2018, we are concluding phase 1 and starting phase 2.

Duties

Research assistants will develop skills in:
• using SPSS to conduct data analysis
• adapting scripted intervention modules into web-based intervention content
• using library databases to conduct literature reviews.

Highly motivated and productive students may have the opportunity to develop a poster presentation for a local or national conference and/or contribute to manuscript preparation.

Interested?
Send to Dr. Angela Tiura angela.tiura@wayne.edu:
(1) transcript;
(2) resume including two references that we can contact;
(3) brief description of career goals and how working in this lab will help you achieve them;
(4) your availability/class schedule for the current/next semester.

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Last Updated

January 12, 2018