Paul Schewe

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Criminology, Law, and Justice
    Secondary Department: Psychology
    Title: Director, UIC's Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Violence
    Office: 3040 BSB M/C 285 Phone: 4132626
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Preventing teen dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence and bullying; early social and emotional education; children exposed to violence;

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Interested in learning about research; interested in attending graduate school in psychology, criminology, or other social science; ability to work independently; good oral and written English skills; computer literate (i.e., email, web, spreadsheets, word processing). Prefer third year (Junior) Honor's College students and students who have done volunteer work in community-based agencies.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    We view the undergraduate research experience generally as a three semester commitment. The first semester generally entails getting acquainted with the lab and current research projects. First semester activities generally include IRB training, and training on literature reviews, databases, data entry, data analysis, and report writing. Activities largely entail data entry, transcribing, lit reviews, along with some basic data analysis and report writing. In the second semester, data entry continues with more analysis and report writing, and students are expected to begin to construct an independent project using existing data. In the third semester, students will devote most of their time to their independent project which may result in a capstone project, research presentation, or LAS undergraduate research initiate project. In the past some advanced students have worked towards getting their study published in an academic journal.

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