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Position Type: On-campus Hourly or Federal Work Study
Deadline to apply: November 20th
Description: Hourly Undergrad Research Assistant, Multitasking Study
Start Date: 12/1/2009, or as soon as possible.
End Date: 03/15/2010, with a possible extension into spring quarter.
These positions will average 19.5 hours per week.
Position Description: The Information School is seeking two Undergraduate Research Assistants. The Ugrad RAs will participate in an NSF-sponsored research study. They will conduct detailed observation and analysis of audio/video recordings of people performing office tasks using computers, phones, and pencil and paper. This is an opportunity for students to acquire experience in conducting research and in analyzing data, to work directly with iSchool faculty, and to make use of state-of-the-art usability assessment software.
- Strong interest in carefully observing recordings of human-computer interaction;
- Able to pay careful attention to detail and to make precise observations;
- Enjoy learning new software tools.
- Prior observation and analysis experience helpful, but not required.
Salary $10 to $14 per hour DOE
This position is open to all University of Washington UNDERGRADUATE students. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Crystal Yost, Assistant HR Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UW Vision+Cognition Group is looking for video game players to participate in a research study on visual attention.
The UW Vision+Cognition Group is starting a new project on the effects of video games on visual attention. The study is 3 hours over 3 sessions on separate days. This project is still in piloting, so to work out the kinks we’re looking for enthusiastic participants who fit the following criteria:
1) “Hardcore” video game players who play video games (i.e = first-person shooters, RTS games) regularly over the past 6 months or more (please state your experience)
2) Non-video game players who have not played video games in the past 6 months
Participants are compensated $10/hour for their participation, for a total of $30 over the 3 sessions. Please reply if you are interested in participating in this study and tell your friends they are eligible as well. Participants will be doing tasks on a regular computer such as tracking an object around the screen, and will have their “attentional space” mapped to determine the range of their visual attention.
Please contact Jeffrey Lin at:
If you are interested in this research opportunity.
HCDE 496 and 596: Students, working in teams under the supervision of individual faculty members, review relevant literature, pose research questions, design and conduct studies, and present the results in papers prepared either for submission to a professional journal or for presentation at a professional conference. Credit/no credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Read the current directed research descriptions on the HCDE web site.