Graduate Research Assistant - 12171BR
Graduate Research Assistant
The research assistant will complete computerized coding of mother-child communication interactions, enter data into Excel, check for reliability of data, and meet with the other GRAs to resolve coding disputes. The position will also include some cross-country travel to collect data in the homes of study participants. The data collection duties include administering standardized tests to adolescent children with fragile X syndrome, videotaping mother-child interactions, and administering interviews with the mothers of the children.
2. Travel with a colleague to study participants’ homes across the country to collect data; this involves administering standardized tests of language and cognition, standardized protocols of narrative abilities, and video-taping mother-child interactions. Weekend travel needs vary month to month.
3. Transcribe mother’s and child’s conversation and code for grammatical categories using the Systematic Analysis for Language Transcripts (SALT) software.
4. Maintain databases to support data collection and analyses.
5. Score standardized tests of language, cognition, and adaptive behavior, and prepare reports detailing results of assessments for research participants.
6. Participate in weekly meeting with supervising staff and other members of the research team.
2. Accepted in or part of a KU graduate program, as evidenced in application materials.
3. Experience working with children or adolescents with intellectual disabilities, as evidenced in application materials.
4. Experience administering standardized tests, as evidenced in application materials.
5. Exceptional attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills, as evidenced by the quality of application materials, interview performance, and letters of reference.
2. Ability to work for a minimum of two years.
3. Currently enrolled in a program related to language and/or child development.
4. Interest in fragile X syndrome.