Research Assistant, IURN-Play Project

Dr. Jessie-Lee McIsaac is seeking to hire a Research Assistant at the undergraduate or graduate level of study. The Research Assistant will be involved in the IURN-Play Project, Understanding the perceptions of play-based education in African Nova Scotian Communities, at the Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre. The overall purpose of this project is to understand the parental and early childcare educators’ perceptions of play, with specific focus on outdoor risky play in African Nova Scotian communities where the children are experiencing an achievement gap.

The student will have the opportunity to be involved with various components of research and gain skills in searching and appraising literature, research ethics processes, data collection and analysis, and disseminating research results to multiple audiences. This opportunity will enhance learning experience and support the student in their pursuit of an Honours project or graduate studies in students interested in research.

The job opportunity is a temporary, part-time position with a maximum of 14 hours per week for the summer semester.

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