The MSU Sociolinguistics Lab is looking for a research assistant with strong computer programming and statistical analysis skills to help with the collection, management, and analysis of data coming from a project that examines changes in the local Michigan dialect.
People make judgments, often subconsciously, about a person when they hear them speak. Using an online survey, we collect data from people to gauge their reactions to speakers with various accents; specifically, people with a historically Michigan-typical accent, compared to an accent more common elsewhere.
We are looking for a research assistant who can help use the online platform that will be used to administer the survey, as well as help to manage and analyze the resulting data. The project will be hosted using a number of services, including the JotForm survey platform and Amazon Mechanical Turk.
This is a paid position, and is still tentative, pending the results of funding approval. Because of this, the start date will be no earlier than October 1.
Requisite: Strong computer programming skills, and ability to learn new programming languages and interfaces quickly.
If interested in this position, please fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/vzmgYCKI5eMBEfDu2
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