Jennifer Wiley

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Psychology
    Title: Professor
    Office: 1054C BSB M/C 285 Phone: 3552501
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    We are recruiting research assistants for Fall 2018 to help with projects exploring conditions that help students to form a deeper understanding from science text, the effects of diagrams on learning in Biology and Earth Science, and contexts that support better understanding of mathematical formulas.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Completion of PSCH 100 and PSCH 242 are required to participate in any research in Psychology. Completion of PSCH 343 and PSCH 352 are preferred.

    This research experience will allow you to apply what you learned in your courses in research methods, statistics, and cognition.

    Preference for students with interests cognition and any of the topics described above (problem solving, learning in science, learning from text, or learning from diagrams). Research experience is ideal for students with interests in graduate school in cognition or a related area such as education.

    We welcome honors students who are interested in doing Capstone projects related to these topics. We generally require honors students to get at least one semester of experience in research in our lab before starting a capstone project.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students serving as research assistants will help with studies on learning and problem solving. RAs will help with data collection, processing, and organization. RAs will have the opportunity to read original journal articles related to the research, discuss the designs of studies, and how they are used to test research questions. RAs will help to code, enter and analyze data, and see the results of their work as the term progresses.

    Research assistants are assigned a project leader and agree to a regular schedule for helping in the lab each week throughout the semester.

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