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Learn About Family Mealtime Interactions

Join the Simply Dinner study and learn to observe parent and family interactions during mealtimes with preschool-aged children.

The Simply Dinner study is seeking research assistants to code family mealtime interactions from videotapes. The project involves learning to observe and code parent-child behaviors and family level behaviors during mealtimes. Most training will occur during Summer 2018 and coding will begin later Summer 2018.

This is a great way to gain research experience, build observational skills, and learn about parenting and family interactions!

Hours are flexible!!

To apply, please go to:


  • Prior coursework in child development or family studies/similar content; or prior work experience interacting with children and/or families; or prior lab work that has involved observations of children and/or families; or prior research experience that has involved observational coding;

-- GPA of 3.1 or higher

-- Commitment to the study and able to work at least 5-8 hours per week.

For More information:

Project Coordinator

Jessica Williams ( will3208 )
Posted: 18-02-06
Compensation: 1 Credits
Start Date: 18-02-07
End Date: 18-10-01
*Apply in person/via email

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