Eads Family Undergraduate Research Assistants

Eads Fall 2020 Undergraduate Fall Research Assistant

The Center for Child and Family Policy is looking for a fall RA to support the project, Impact of the Statewide NC Pre-K Program on North Carolina Elementary Schools. This study explores the impact of changes in the numbers of students served by high quality Pre-K programs in North Carolina on school quality, as well as on teacher satisfaction and turnover. The RA will assist in compiling relevant data on schools, districts, and counties to get a sense of the context in which high quality Pre-K may influence school, student, and teacher outcomes. The RA also will work with the NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey to create files with the items that are most relevant to teacher satisfaction and that are available consistently across survey years.

This work requires familiarity with Excel, and enough familiarity with programs such as R or STATA to be able to produce frequency tables, cross-tabulations, and basic charts/graphs. Familiarity with SAS is a plus.

Student must be a public policy major and North Carolina resident to qualify.

The position pays $12.50/hr for up to 120 hours over the fall semester (approximately 10-15 hrs/week).

Direct applications to Clara Muschkin, Associate Research Professor of Public Policy, muschkin@duke.edu