Undergraduate Research Assistantship Request Professor Name: Dr. Melissa Barnett Project Title and Description: Young Children in Families: Family Networks among Mexican American Mothers of Toddlers. This research project involves conducting interviews with Mexican American mothers of toddlers about their background, parenting, family support networks, and childrenâ€™s development. In addition, mothers, children and fathers, or other motheridentified coparents, will participate in a series of filmed interactions designed to capture the nature and quality of family interactions.
Description of RA duties: Research Assistants will participate in all aspects of the research process. Duties will include recruiting families, scheduling interviews, interviewing families off-campus, filming interactions, entering data and transcribing interviews. # Hours/Week (45 per unit): Hours can vary, but most RAs enroll for 3 units, which is the equivalent of 9 hours of RA work per week on average.
Start/End Dates: Fall Semester 2011 and possibly Spring 2012. Schedule: Hours are flexible, however, RAs must maintain a reliable schedule. Interviews with participants will sometimes take place on Saturdays. Type of course: FSHD 492 (e.g. A, B, C grades); FSHD 299; FSHD 399; FSHD 499 FSHD 492, 499 Student characteristics: Bilingual (Spanish) speaking is a plus, although it is not required. Students need to be dependable, hard-working and detail-oriented.