The Center for Social Organization of Schools seeks a Research Assistant who will contribute to the Nobody Asked Me campaign (https://www.nobodyaskedmebmore.org/) highlighting the experiences of Baltimore City youth and their families, especially related to education. Assist research efforts by conducting qualitative coding of interview transcripts, locating and synthesizing social science findings, supporting administrative tasks, and other related research activities.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Code interview data in Dedoose using a codebook
Conduct qualitative data analysis
Contribute to the codebook
Administrative duties as needed
Find and summarize relevant literature in oral and written format
Contribute to papers, reports, journal articles, and/or presentations
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline
Some related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula*
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Education, or Business
Completed or be in the process of obtaining graduate level degree (Master's or PhD)
Experience with qualitative coding
Experience with Dedoose is not required but is strongly preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Familiarity with qualitative research methodologies
Ability to work with qualitative data (e.g., coding interview transcripts)
Ability to analyze/find themes in data
Highly organized and able to keep a team on track to meet deadlines/targets
Experience with social science literature searches
Ability to read and summarize social science literature
Familiarity with Zoom, Outlook, and Microsoft Office suite
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
Interest in the experiences and voices of Baltimore students and their families
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary: $20.00/hr Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Mon-Sun/19 hrs Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: CSOS Programs Personnel area: School of Education
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