As a research assistant/independent study student, you will be given the opportunity to work closely with people in our laboratory on one or more of our current reserarch projects. Your responsibilities may include： （１） collecting and managing data; (2) transcribing and coding; (3) doing library research; (4) designing studies; (5) maintaining lab equipment; (6) running experiments; (7) preparing stimuli and instruments for projects.Our research assistant positions are either voluntary or course-based. Paid positions may be available in the future.
The University of Alberta offers two course-based research opportunities in the Department of Psychology. Students who take these courses may work with grauduate students on various research projects throughout the semester. PSYCO 299 is designed for second-year students, and involves working with us for three hours per week, and writing a term paper at the end of the semester. As with all 299 research projects, the final grade is a pass or fail. PSYCO 396/398 are designed for third year undergraduate students. Students will work with us for three-hours per week and write a graded research proposal at the end of the term. The final grade is based on the paper as well as lab performance. PSYCO 496 and 498 are designed for senior-level undergraduate students. Students will work with us for six-hours per week and write a graded research proposal at the end of the term. The final grade is based on the paper as well as lab performance.
All of our lab members are also required to attend a weekly meeting (Usually Friday afternoon) where we discuss theories and empirical research in cultural psychology.
Honour's Students (PSYCO 399)
We will accept one or two honour's students per year. Honour's students are expected to take PSYCO 399.
Our volunteer research assistant positions are more flexible and do not have a minimum time requirement, but we do ask for attendace at our weekly lab meeting. Please contact Dr. Masuda for more information on the availability of these positions.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our lab, please send your CV/Resume to Dr. Taka Masuda, email@example.com. He will be in contact with you as soon as possible to discuss the available positions.
(Culture & Cognition Lab Web Committee, September 13, 2013)