We are seeking one or two graduate students to assist in a study exploring PE teachers’ perspectives of school-based physical activity. The graduate research assistants [GRAs] will work directly with a Friedman doctoral student to draft and submit IRB applications, recruit PE teachers, schedule and lead interviews and support in the qualitative data analysis procedures. While the doctoral student is in Boston, all work can be done remotely.
The position will begin with the qualitative analysis of previously conducted interviews with PE teachers from a separate, completed, study. The interviews were conducted to evaluate the impact of a multilevel physical activity behavior change intervention on child-level and school-level outcomes from the perspectives of the PE teachers.
- Prepare IRB applications for submission by assisting in drafting the required elements
- Communicate with PE teachers from public, elementary schools in MA to provide information, recruit, and schedule interviews
- Conduct semi-structured interviews (30-45 minutes over Zoom) using an approved interview guide
- Review and prepare audio transcripts for coding processes
- Analyze transcripts and refine codebook for thematic analysis
Time Commitment: 10 hrs/week from August/September to mid-December
Dates and hours are flexible. Please indicate your desired availability in your email.
Pay rate: $20/hour
Required/preferred skills: CITI Training on Human Subject Research is required (or time to complete will be compensated). Prior experience conducting semi-structured interviews or knowledge of qualitative coding procedures preferred, but not required. Training will be provided for all necessary tasks.
Application due date: As soon as possible!
Contact: If you are interested, please submit a brief statement of interest (250 words max.) and your CV to email@example.com. And please reach out if you have any other questions!