Does your organization need a research question answered or have a program that needs to be evaluated ?
Students from the Applied Psychological Science Program are now seeking projects that may need research/evaluation expertise and assistance (pro bono) for this coming semester. The Applied Psychological Science Graduate Program in Psychology trains students to design, analyse and interpret research, to conduct surveys, focus groups, interviews, and to evaluate social programs (in the past, they have done projects with health, the justice system and the law, advertising and the media, education, organizations and work, etc.). These students have had extensive training in conducting research reviews and interpreting research critically; this program aspires to give them experience in actually conducting some aspect of a research project in an applied setting. The research does not have to be evaluation or even evaluation-oriented; it could be your organization simply has a question you would like answered ( this might involve designing and administering a survey or conducting focus groups or identifying and interviewing clients, designing a research project, etc.).
Students, working in pairs, will work over the semester, contributing about 10-15 hours a week, and report back to their class each week, the class acting as a consulting group, supervised by a professor. This program has proven to be a highly successful learning experience for students, while contributing student expertise to many deserving projects. If you are interested in learning more/setting up an evaluation, please contact the program director, Dr. Cathryn Button, Chair, Applied Psychological Science Graduate Program, Department of Psychology: firstname.lastname@example.org