Barbara J Risman

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Sociology
    Secondary Department: Gender and Women's Studies
    Title: Professor and Head
    Office: 4112 BSB Phone: 312 996 3074
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Join a research team with myself, graduate students, and other undergraduates studying people who identify as non-binary, opting out of gender categories of female and male.

    Students will be involved literature reviews, transcription and analysis (coding, thematic memos) of interview transcripts. We will provide training for transcription and for the use of a software package used in qualitative analysis. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with a research team bi-weekly to discuss their progress and findings. If students stay with the project for a full year, they will have an opportunity to learn how to do in=-depth interviews, and to do a small number of interviews.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5 to 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Junior standing or above; able to work independently; good attention to detail; have completed at least one 200 level course in sociology, and a methods course in sociology or psychology; reliable, responsible, interested in gender & inequality. Familiarity with qualitative data analysis software (such as ATLAS – TI or NVIVO) is preferred, but not required. Social science major preferred but not required.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will learn how to use a coding software package. Expectation is five hours of research activities per week, including twice monthly research team meetings, but 10 hours per week preferred.

    Participate in data transcription and analysis with qualitative interview data.

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