Research Assistant

Job Description

Job title: Qualitative research assistant for Citizens’ Economic Council – NVivo coding analysis



This work is to assist the lead academic on the Citizens’ Economic Council on the Cost of Living project (see final report here: https://citizensecon.org.uk/project-report) with qualitative data analysis using NVivo software. The project produced a large amount of transcript data which has already been entered into NVivo 14. This research assistant role is purely focused on assisting with coding analysis in preparation for academic publication. The discipline is political science/international political economy, and the topic is public opinion on UK fiscal policy. The research assistant will be acknowledged in publications arising from the work.



 



The successful applicant will be provided with an overview of the project, an initial set of codes and several suggested patterns to investigate, but will also be expected to exercise judgment in identifying issues and emerging codes based on examination of the data. The applicant will be expected to present analysis in a meaningful way using Nvivo’s analysis capabilities.



 



Most of the work can be performed remotely, but some (e.g. 10-15hrs) will be conducted in Strand campus to enable working together with lead academic. The 70 hours of work can be allocated flexibly between the start and end date listed in this advert.



 



Qualifications

Essential:




  • Bachelors level degree in social science discipline, ideally international political economy, political economy, economic sociology, economic geography, political science or closely related disciplines.



Desirable:




  • Qualitative research training, particularly in NVivo software;



Masters level degree in social science discipline, ideally international political economy, political economy, economic sociology, economic geography, political science or closely related disciplines



 



Skills

Essential:




  • Demonstrable experience using NVivo qualitative software for research;

  • Understanding of principles of qualitative coding analysis;

  • Experience studying/working in a social science discipline;

  • Ability to work efficiently and professionally with colleagues.



Desirable:




  • Understanding of main issues in UK economic policy environment;

  • Experience with deliberative or focus group research methods;

  • Experience working/studying in international political economy, political economy, economic sociology, economic geography, political science or closely related disciplines.

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ARTS AND HUMANITIES STUDENT REPS ONLY



We are seeking students who study between two departments (E.g. PPE, History with War Studies, Modern Languages with Business, Liberal Arts) to act as focus group discussion leads.



You will be asked to lead discussion and take notes. The focus groups will be led by two facilitators who will support you. Discussion will focus on student experience of studying between departments. Two sessions will take place over the same day on Wednesday 17th April in person on campus and lunch will be provided in between.



You will attend a short training session prior to the focus groups, which will be led by Maya Boustany maya.r.boustany@kcl.ac.uk and Wafa Nasseredine wafa.nasseredine@kcl.ac.uk



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

Must be a Student Rep in Arts and Humanites.



Must study between two departments.



Must be confident to speak in a focus group setting and speak to students they don't know.



Must be able to take basic notes.



Must be conscentious e.g. will arrive on time to sessions and reply to emails.



Must be available and able to travel onto campus on Wednesday 17th April.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES STUDENT REPS ONLY



We are seeking students who study between two departments (E.g. PPE, History with War Studies, Modern Languages with Business, Liberal Arts) to act as focus group participants.



You will be asked to engage in group discussion led by a facilitator as well as to input into brainstorming on solutions. Discussion will focus only on student experience of studying between departments. Discussion should be productive and solutions focused. Two sessions will take place over the same day on Wednesday 17th April in person on campus and lunch will be provided in between.



The project is being led by Maya Boustany maya.r.boustany@kcl.ac.uk and Wafa Nasseredine wafa.nasseredine@kcl.ac.uk



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

Must be a Student Rep in Arts and Humanites.



Must study between two departments.



Must be confident to speak in a focus group setting and speak to students they don't know.



Must be conscentious e.g. will arrive on time to sessions and reply to emails.



Must be available and able to travel onto campus on Wednesday 17th April.

Involvement in REIEF project.



Qualifications

Involvement in REIEF project.



Skills

Involvement in REIEF project.

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