Research Assistance Services

The College of Education’s Research Assistance Services (RAS) provide faculty and graduate students with advice, assistance, and instruction in qualitative research, quantitative research, and academic writing.

The RAS is staffed by three advanced doctoral students: 1) a qualitative methodologist, 2) a quantitative methodologist, and 3) a copy editor. The RAS provides a range of assistance to individual faculty and graduate students, including evaluating research purposes and questions; discussing data collection and analysis approaches, recommending applicable resources and readings, and reviewing academic manuscripts for form and grammar. The RAC also maintains a library of qualitative and quantitative data analysis reference texts, which students may access when the RAC is open.

Additionally, the College of Education’s Julie C. Laible Qualitative Research Lab, located within the RAS, provides faculty and graduate students with access to qualitative data analysis equipment and software, including digital audio recorders, microphones, transcription equipment, and video recorders that can be checked out for use by faculty and staff when the RAS is open.

Location

Hilliard Building, Room 109

Software

If you would like to explore what research-related software is available to you through UA’s Office of Information Technology, including NVivo and Qualtrics, please visit this website: https://oit.ua.edu/software/

Research Assistance

Qualitative Graduate Research Assistant: Boden Robertson QualRAS@ua.edu | https://ua-qual-ras.youcanbook.me
  • Hours for Spring 2023
    • Monday, 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday; 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
    • All appointments/meetings may be virtual or in-person at the Research Assistance Center, located in Hilliard Building 109. Please indicate your preference when emailing and/or reserving a meeting time with the appropriate RAS Graduate Research Assistant.

Quantitative Graduate Research Assistant: Benjamin Lugu QuantRAS@ua.edu | https://ua-quant-ras.youcanbook.me

  • Hours for Spring 2023
    • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • All appointments/meetings may be virtual or in-person at the Research Assistance Center, located in Hilliard Building 109. Please indicate your preference when emailing and/or reserving a meeting time with the appropriate RAS Graduate Research Assistant.

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