Research Assistant I

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/13 02:04:00 GMT-6, last modified 2018-10-24T17:07:21-06:00
The RPG Research Assistant I,will learn to help with the design, implementation, and assessment of RPG Research's many research projects. The volunteer will help with taking observational notes during RPG sessions, help design, implement, and assess research projects, and otherwise work on various projects in accordance with RPG Research standards.

Application form: http://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/application-form

Additional details: http://www.rpgresearch.com/volunteer/opportunities/research-assistant-i

A mid-level position. The Level 1 Research Assistant Volunteer will learn to help with the design, implementation, and assessment of RPG Research's many research projects.

A mid-level position. The Research Assistant I will help with taking observational notes during RPG sessions, help design, implement, and assess research projects, and otherwise work on various projects in accordance with RPG Research standards.

Department(s): Research

Location(s): Greater Spokane, Washington area.

Reports to: Research Staff and Primary Investigator PI).

 

General Purpose

Volunteer will engage in research on the latest information available about the effects and uses of role-playing games, their potential educational and therapeutic uses, and various original RPG Research projects.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Take observation notes of research participants/players/game-masters, group interpersonal issues.
  • Data entry
  • Literature review research
  • Attend either in-person, or via remote access, at least one free training session / administrative meeting per week (3-4 hours)
  • Availability for at least 1 research project per month, and able to work at least 12 hours per moth (average 3 hours per week) on assigned research tasks.
  • Strongly self-motivated
  • Strong collaborative work ethic
  • Reliable schedule compliance
  • Prior research experience in any field

Education and Training

Required:

  • At least 1 year experience with a research study from any field.
  • Must pass background check before allowed to access non-public research data.
  • Assertive (not aggressive) presence with confident but warm, friendly, empathetic, and compassionate communication style.

Optional but helpful:

  • Prior experience with role-playing games (any formats)
  • Training/experience in therapeutic recreation / recreation therapy field
  • Training/experience in psychology, health, social, or similar sciences.
  • Experience with various assessment tools.

* Formats include: tabletop (RPG), live-action (LARP), computer-based (CRPG), and solo adventure books and modules (SABM).

_Core Competencies (will train)_

  • Strong literature review research skills
  • Strong observational skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Group dynamics conflict resolution skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic communication style that excites others with your passion about the topics discussed.
  • "Can do" attitude, and an eye for seeing where people need help before they have to ask.
  • Passionately supportive

Working Conditions

Game Master will frequently work at RPG Research offices, or other locations including but not limited to:

  • Remote
  • Office
  • Home
  • Online
  • Conventions
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Care facilities
  • Mobile Facility, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer at various locations

Hours: Training: 3-6 hours per week free training (we offer 2 training sessions per week, require attending at least one per week)

Compensation: Volunteer (no financial compensation), free training.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Internship

Salary: $0.00 /year

Application Questions
  • How many years of assessment tools experience do you have?
  • How many years of Data entry experience do you have?
  • How many years of literature review research experience do you have?
  • How many years of psychology experience do you have?
  • How many years of recreation therapy experience do you have?
  • How many years of research experience do you have?
  • How many years of research report experience do you have?
  • How many years of role-playing game experience do you have?
  • How many years of therapeutic recreation experience do you have?
  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • Do you speak American Sign Language?
  • Do you speak Chinese?
  • Do you speak English?
  • Do you speak Finnish?
  • Do you speak German?
  • Do you speak Japanese?
  • Do you speak Russian?
  • Do you speak Spanish?
  • Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?
  • Are you in Spokane, WA 99201?

Document Actions

Add comment

You can add a comment by filling out the form below. Plain text formatting. Web and email addresses are transformed into clickable links. Comments are moderated.