Washington, D.C., San Mateo, California, Chicago, Illinois, Austin, Texas, and Waltham, Massachusetts
American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education as well as individual and organizational performance. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects, with a focus on education for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. We are seeking a Research Associate to join our Research & Evaluation group at of the following locations: Washington, D.C., San Mateo, California, Chicago, Illinois, Austin, Texas, and Waltham, Massachusetts.
The candidate will be responsible for data management and analysis on education projects, as well as the following: • Assist in the design and planning of qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments including interview protocols, focus group protocols and surveys • Clean, code, and analyze data from surveys, interviews, observations and extant data using the appropriate statistical approaches and software (e.g. STATA, R, SPSS) • Prepare documents, portions of reports, briefs, charts, and graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses • Clearly communicate knowledge of the project purpose and objectives to clients, site-based staff, and other evaluation stakeholders when necessary and represent AIR in a professional manner • Work independently and in team-based projects
• Master’s degree in Education or Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, etc.) with at least 2 years of related experience with the following: o Collecting data from the field using a variety of methodologies and data collection techniques such as structured interviews, observations, and survey research o Working with and cleaning large data sets o Analyzing data using descriptive and inferential statistics o Communicating research findings both in writing and orally • Demonstrated familiarity with the organization of data, including database structure, record layouts and file structure • Knowledge of various analytic and data management software (STATA, R, SPSS) • Ability to work with a variety of educational stakeholders and audiences • Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team • Experience in conducting quantitative analyses, with a focus on regression-based and multi-level models • Experience in school settings is desirable • Clear written and oral communication skills
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