Each semester I work with several undergraduate students who contribute to ongoing research projects (read a description of current projects here). Research assistants in our research group typically assist with tasks such as recruiting participants from the community (usually from various minority groups), transcribing interviews, preparing online surveys in Qualtrics, entering data, and assisting in qualitative or quantitative analyses as well as literature reviews. The tasks vary from semester to semester though, and often only one or two of these tasks are the focus of a given semester. We have weekly group meetings, and students who stay a second semester or longer are expected to carve out their own focus within the existing projects and present a poster at Academic Spree Day.
If you are an undergraduate student interested in becoming a research assistant in our research group, you can apply to join the research course (Psyc 225: Research on Collective Victimization and Oppression) that is offered every semester for course credit (counts towards the research requirement in the Psychology major). In your application, please indicate why you are interested in these particular research topics, which previous research experience you have and which relevant courses you have taken (including the grades you received in these courses), which cultural contexts you are familiar with, and which two professors or TAs at Clark could vouch for the quality of your work.