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MAP Academy Graduate Research Assistantship Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools

The Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics & Psychometrics (MAP Academy) is seeking a graduate research assistant who will support the execution of funded research projects using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Position overview: The faculty/staff in the MAP Academy collaborate with scientists from various disciplines to help promote the design and implementation of methodologically sound research, and to provide effective grant-writing support to help optimize UNL’s research. MAP Academy collaborations include numerous federally funded applied, field-relevant research projects. The graduate student will assist with: field data collection using interview, focus group, and survey; analyzing the qualitative data using qualitative research tools (e.g., NVivo, MAXQDA); managing and analyzing quantitative data; developing and managing Qualtrics surveys; disseminating research findings; participating in meetings. We are looking for individuals with experience in designing and executing research using qualitative and/or quantitative methods, as well as strong organizational skills, attention to detail, communication skills and willingness to take leadership roles. Working knowledge and skills in basic to moderate quantitative method is preferred. This paid graduate assistantship would begin as soon as possible, and would require a commitment of approximately 19.5 hours a week. Applicants should submit a CV and one-page cover letter describing their experience and interest to: Dr. Lorey Wheeler Co-Director, MAP Academy

Required hours per week: 19.5

Lorey Wheeler


We have assistantship opportunities for students who will support our youth programming and research. Students will work with interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students to launch a study on youth perceptions about their rural communities; as well as to develop and conduct programming for youth. These assistantship will provide excellent opportunities for gaining hands-on experience in research and its direct application for various audiences. We have several ongoing projects so we will assign students based on fit with the project. These assistantships can be partial (e.g., 10 hours) so that they can be combined with other positions, or full (19.6 hour assistantship). Applications will be accepted from any major.

Required hours per week: 10 to 19.6

Maria de Guzman