6 Result(s)

Mobile Youth and Poverty Study

In this research opportunity, students will work with the Data Archivist for the Mobile Youth and Poverty Study and/or other identified faculty, based on the students' interests to create research publications, both manuscripts and conference proposals that explore risk and protective factors for primarily adolescents who grow up in impoverished communities. This opportunity lends itself more toward quantitative methods, but qualitative opportunities may be explored. In this research opportunity, students will work with secondary data sources. Typical work may include conducting literature reviews, data analysis, and manuscript and/or conference proposal preparation. Students' research interests will be taken into consideration, and there m...

Required Availability
Summer 2017 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Using new media technologies to help children become more proactive in their health and well being.

This is a longitudinal study that is ongoing at area elementary schools. Any student who is selected to be involved in this research project will have to go through ethics certification (IRB). I am revising the iPad app that is being used in the present study to track children's food consumption, and I am developing health literacy/health intervention material to be used during health sessions at area schools. Data collection will take place in December, so any student interested will need to be in Tuscaloosa through approximately Dec. 20th. ...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Project CHAP (Case management, Housing, HIV Advocacy and Policy) or RuTelCo Project (Rural Telemedicine Counseling)

We are seeking undergraduate or graduate students to assist with one of two current research projects: Project CHAP or RuTelCo Project as research assistants. Both projects are being conducted with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH). Research assistants will be asked to commit 8-10 hours per week to help with study activities, including but not limited to recruitment, telephone screening, data entry, telephone interviews, in person computerized interviews, literature review, data analysis and preparation of presentations, posters and manuscripts. Active students will be included as co-authors when they assist with and significantly contribute to the preparation of abstracts, posters, presentations or manuscripts. Students will be require...

Required Availability
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019 | Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - NUR 317
Paid Position?
No

“Sense of Purpose” in Volunteers and Public Employees

The project would involve analyzing qualitative data collected from volunteers and paid professionals who helped people sign up for health care on HealthCare.gov. The student would code data and work with me to assess and contrast the “sense of purpose” and sources of motivation among members of the two groups. ...

Required Availability
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No

Coping Power Program

Students participate in a variety of tasks supporting research on the Coping Power program, an intervention designed to prevent behavior problems in school-aged children. Examples of student tasks include: administering interview assessments to children and their parents; collecting heart rate data from children and adolescents; administering surveys in schools; filing data; entering data into Excel and checking to ensure data have been entered correctly; preparing forms and equipment for intervention meetings and assessments; supervising children during parent meetings. ...

Required Availability
Summer 2018 | Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Course Credit?
Yes - PY451
Paid Position?
Yes - $7.25

Exploring Romantic Dating Application Users and Non-Users: Who Is Swiping In?

This position will help examine the mediated-online and mobile dating platforms and its impact on relationships initiation, especially in recent years. To give you a description of what I am working on...Approximately 80% of United States (US) adults found it an acceptable way to meet others (Smith, 2016). Additionally, more than 1 in 10 American adults reported utilizing some form of online dating platform (Smith & Duggan, 2013). Mediated dating applications offer users unique affordances and features, whereby individuals must first determine which platform best serves their interests, then second determine how the technological affordances alter the relationship initiation script, and third how to hedge their odds with one or multiple pl...

Required Availability
Fall 2017
Course Credit?
No
Paid Position?
No