The Center for Research and Reform in Education within the School of Education is seeking casual Research Assistants. The Research Assistantswill participate as educational evaluators under supervision of senior-level CRRE researchers on studies involving mixed-methods data collection. These individuals will assist in developing and piloting instrumentation for data collection, preparing results from data analyses, and assisting primary authors in writing technical reports. Typical studies involve on-site data collection at K-12 schools via surveys, interviews, and observations, and therefore, some experience and skill in communicating with principals, teachers, and parents is desirable. This position will involve working with multiple studies, in different geographic areas, on an as-needed basis to supplement senior-level project management and research work by resident CRRE staff. It will involve collaborating directly with project principal investigators (PIs) and existing CRRE staff and faculty.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Works under the supervision of the project PI, who will provide assignments and training, and communicate regularly with the educational research assistant regarding project status.
Works with the evaluation team in preparing instruments such as questionnaires, interview protocols, and observation guides for collecting evaluation data from project sites (primarily schools).
Participate as team member in the implementation of the evaluation studies via site visits, conference calls, and email communications.
Assists senior staff in the development, testing and evaluation of manuals, questionnaires and coding structures to ensure the accurate and efficient collection of data.
Codes and prepares for analysis data obtained from questionnaires, observations, interviews, and student achievement (or other) measures.
Assists senior staff in conducting scholarly literature searches and reviews of prior research as needed for evaluation projects and papers.
Conducts interviews by phone or in person with study participants, such as teachers, parents, principals, organization staff, and others as needed.
Conducts observations of schools and classes using standardized protocols, particularly involving uses of educational technology for instruction and learning.
Administers questionnaires to selected groups (parents, teachers, principals, ed tech developers), and achievement tests and other measures to students as required for studies.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Effectively communicates with educational practitioners and other groups associated with education.
Skilled at administering surveys, interviews, rubrics, observations and other data collection/assessment tools.
Good organizational and time-management skills.
Ability and flexibility to work in person and by phone/email with diverse groups in varied geographic areas.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and developing and working with spreadsheets/databases.
Ability to travel.
This is a casual position due to the timing of studies and hours needed, which varies during the calendar year.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's Degree in Education, Business, or Social Sciences
One or more years' experience as a researcher on applied education projects, including data collection, interviews, survey design, and implementation.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: Min $17.00 - Max $30.00 HRLY ($48,750 targeted; Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Remote Department name: Cntr for Research & Reform in Education Personnel area: School of Education
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 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 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.
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