Next Generation Undergraduate Student Success Measurement Project
This project is a longitudinal study that aims to improve our understanding of the value of undergraduate educational experiences and promote evidence-based models of undergraduate student success. We are tracking a sample of UCI students over two years and gaining information about everything from transcripts, online classroom behavior, living situations, and student moods. The purpose of the study is to capture student experiences inside and outside the classroom and paint a complete portrait of the student experience at UCI. For more information, please visit: http://education.uci.edu/next-gen-ug-success-project.html
Tasks: Students will spend their time coding data, reading academic papers in the field, and other research tasks. Students will have the opportunity to receive 4 units per quarter of Directed Research (Education 198) credit in exchange for about 10 hours of work per week. There will be opportunities to learn about the research process, present and write about your research, and apply for UROP fellowships and projects.
Preferred Majors of Applicants: Psychology; Sociology; Education Sciences; Social Sciences
Eligibility Prerequisites & Requirements: Highly motivated students, at least sophomore standing, 3.0 GPA, interest in education research, commitment to be involved in the project for at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of two quarters. Students must have strong English language skills.
Also required: strong organizational and communication skills; flexibility in your schedule; proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps Suite; motivation to learn about the research process and critically engage with the material; attention to detail; ability to work independently; previous research experience and training in a social science field is a plus but not a requirement.
To apply, please email Katsumi Yamaguchi-Pedroza (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include your resume/CV and a short statement of interest including your major, class standing, GPA, and why you are interested in being a research assistant for this project.
The Science of Learning Lab investigates how children and adults learn and reason using both qualitative and quantitative methods, in the lab and in real classrooms. Some of the research questions our assistants help us answer include:
How do parents shape children's complex reasoning skills?
We bring young children and their parents into the lab to observe how they talk to each other during cooperative reasoning tasks, and relate these interactions to children's independent reasoning.
How can we promote children's complex reasoning skills?
We bring young children into the lab and vary aspects of the task and environment to explore their effects on children's reasoning behavior.
Why are some students better able to learn from classroom instruction than others? How can we improve classroom instruction to benefit all learners?
We administer high quality video lessons to children in classrooms to see who learns best, to understand how to support all students in gaining the most from every lesson, and to understand what aspects of the lessons are most helpful to students.
What do teachers think are the best methods of instruction? How can we best communicate effective strategies to teachers?
We interview teachers to explore their intuitions about various instructional techniques, in particular those that prior research has shown to be effective in producing high-quality learning.
Research Opportunity with the ISI Lab
The Individualizing Student Instruction Lab under the direction of Dr. Carol Connor is seeking undergraduate students starting this fall who can assist with the Optimizing Learning Opportunities for Students (OLOS) project. Primary responsibilities will include assessing children's language, literacy and math skills, videotaping classroom observations in local schools, and data entry. Other lab tasks may include filing and organizing materials and assessments. Applicants must have strong organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal skills. All student workers will also be required to complete an online human subjects training course prior to beginning work.
Must have availability starting the fall quarter of at least 1 full day a week (8AM-4PM) and/or two days with morning availability or afternoon availability (7AM-12PM or 12-5PM). Must also have reliable transportation and immunizations up to date. A minimum of a year commitment is also required.
Hours: 10 hours per week; 4 units.
If interested, please contact Belinda Hernandez (email@example.com) along with your resume/CV as well as your fall schedule/availability.
For more information on the OLOS project, please visit our website: http://isilearn.net/olos/
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