With this project, I study the effect of math performance (i.e., competence with algebra and fractions) on college preparation, access, and persistence. During the 2014-2015 school year, I focus on college students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (i.e., from a primary household with combined income of $49,999 or less). I, along with my research staff, administer measures of algebra and fractions to college students. We also gather data about reading performance, math anxiety, and formal/informal math experiences in high school and college. Ultimately, I am interested in learning how algebra and fraction performance has contributed to choice of college, preparation for college, and success in college.
I am looking to hire research assistants (RA) who can commit to working at least 5-10 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. The RAs would help with recruitment of participants, testing of participants, and data entry. Availability during the afternoon and evening hours is helpful. No prior research experience is necessary. RAs must be responsible, be able to keep information confidential, and be punctual.
I will hire RAs in August and September 2014. We begin recruitment and testing of participants in October 2014, and we finish testing and data analysis by April 2015.
RAs will work 5-10 hours a week, mostly in the afternoon or evening hours. All work takes place in the Sanchez Building on UT's campus. RAs help with recruitment of participants (including emailing potential participants and keeping information in a database), testing of participants, and data entry. I provide training on how to administer all of the tests.
June 2, 2014
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