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Research Opportunity with Department of Psychological Sciences

STAT/PSY 390 or Volunteer Research Opportunity

Faculty members or graduate students                                                                                                     

Erin Hennes, PhD, Assistant Professor, Social Psychology & Political Science

Sean Lane, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Mathematical & Computational Cognitive Science, and Social Psychology

Description of research area                                                                                                                       

Research with the SuperPower Project focuses on the development of new methods for supporting scientific best practices, with a focus on sample size determination. Lab members are engaged in a number of research projects related to statistical software development, data simulation, meta-analysis, machine learning, and human-computer interaction.

Description of undergraduate participation                                                                                              

Research tasks will be commensurate with experience and ability. Research assistants are not required to have previous knowledge of power analysis or other statistical methods, but it is essential that they demonstrate interest in quantitative methods and willingness to familiarize themselves with the research area. New students in the lab may assist in tasks such as programming in R, debugging, software testing, qualitative coding, and literature reviews. Additional responsibilities, such as software interface development, meta-analysis, and machine learning analyses will be available for advanced students. Students will receive mentorship in pursuing their own career goals. Outstanding students may have the opportunity to apply for paid positions and/or to develop new research as part of an honor’s thesis or independent research project in future semesters.

Research setting                                                                                                                                           

Currently, work can be completed remotely, but research assistants may be asked to work in the SuperPower laboratories in the Psychological Sciences building when it becomes safe to do so.

Number of assistants needed                                                                                                                      


Contact information                                                                                                                                    


To apply                                                                                                                                                        

Please submit your CV/resume, unofficial transcript, a brief description of your research interests and career goals, and the total number of hours you would like to work per week (in the lab, community, and/or from home).

Additional comments                                                                                                                                   

Individuals interested in pursuing careers in academic research or data science and/or who may be interested in working in the lab for more than one semester are particularly encouraged to apply. Students may enroll in STAT 390, PSY 390, or volunteer. Students should be able to commit at least 6 hours/week (2 credits).

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