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Caring in Adversity is a mixed methods research project, conducted in collaboration with the Nelson Laboratory, examining the relationship between caregiver beliefs and developmental outcomes in populations at-risk for adversity. Specific aims include: 1) To determine whether caregivers with different levels of education, age, mindsets, and exposures to adversity differ qualitatively in their reported beliefs about early childhood development and their own role in supporting their child's development; 2) To determine quantitatively whether caregiver mindset and exposure to adversity interact to differentially predict children's developmental outcomes, specifically skills in cognitive and socioemotional domains; and 3) To explore home language environment as a potential mediator in the relation between caregiver mindset and exposure to adversity, and early childhood developmental outcomes.
We are looking for a research assistant intern with background in a relevant field including education, psychology, or public health. The research assistant intern will be responsible for supporting data entry, data management, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, participant recruitment, and IRB submissions. The ideal candidate will have interest and demonstrated excellence in research methods including:
Experience with primary data collection and data management.
Knowledge of study design and statistical methods.
Proficiency in a range of data management and statistical software (e.g. SPSS and web based electronic data capture system such as REDCAP) is preferred.
Experience with qualitative research is beneficial but not necessary, as training in methods and NVIVO software will be provided.
The position involves 5-7 hours per week over 12 weeks.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Internal Number: 2849945
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Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.