OverviewAmerican 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 Capacity Building group at one of the following locations:
Chicago, Illinois or Naperville, Illinois. ResponsibilitiesThe Research Associate will work for the Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest (REL Midwest) and Chicago Public Schools Magnet School Evaluation and provide support for various research projects. The Research Associate also will support a multi-year evaluation project.
Duties include: Develop and maintain a broad understanding of all aspects of REL Midwest Develop a full understanding of the Institute of Education Sciences standards and guidelines Write reports and technical memoranda that are clear, concise, and of varying length Manage small-scale studies, overseeing the work of research assistants Provide support for large-scale studies Critique and review other research documents and proposals Plan, coordinate, and perform statistical analyes for basic work assignments and for parts of complex work assignments Apply advanced knowledge of statistical procedures, pyschometric methods and their applications and statistical programming Ensure quality control of deliverables Work closely with education stakeholders to negotiate relevant research questions and carry out projects that are useful in policy and practice Assemble and work with large datasets related to student and school characteristics and outcomes using common statistical tools (e.g., Stata, SPSS, etc.) Qualifications Master's degree in Statistics, Education Measurement, Psychometrics, Psychological Measurement, Social Science or a related field with an emphasis on quantitative analysis or psychometrics Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to organize and present education data on interactive web graphs Superior in-person communication skills, ability to translate highly technical information to lay audiences Excellent time management skills Ability to work effectively as a member of a team Ability to translate research methods and findings for a non-technical audience *LI-AS1
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