Speech-Language Pathology - Graduate Research Assistant
All assistantships are available for September 5, 2013. Positions are 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. Recipients receive three (3) graduate credits a semester and a $500 stipend at the completion of the assistantship. Graduate Assistants must be enrolled in at least six (6 ) graduate credits to qualify. Positions will be filled as complete packets (application, resume and two references) are received in the Human Resources Office. Positions may be eliminated if not filled in a timely fashion and/or if budget has been expended. Please apply in the Human Resources Office, first floor, Kellenberg Hall by August 1, 2013
Department: Speech-Language Pathology Program
Supervisor: Dr. Nancy S. McGarr
Position title: Graduate Research Assistant
The student will join a project on vowel production in young adults with Down syndrome. The data have all been collected and the project has been presented at meetings of professional societies and at Molloy College for graduate clinical students as a descriptive study with plots of acoustic measures and listeners' responses to the production. The project is currently being prepared for submission for publication. Several steps are required before submission especially regarding the data to ready it for statistical analysis. The student's principle assignments will be:
1. Verity the research literature
2. Place results from raw data into Excel files which will then be statistically analyzed by the faculty (me)
3. To learn to take traditional acoustic data plots (in our field, a quadrilateral of 4 primary vowels (I, u, ae(as in cat) and ah) which have been made and calculate the vowel dispersions (guided by the faculty).
These tasks are time consuming given the number of subjects in the study and the number of measures made for each subject. Thus, the availability of a student assistant would expedite the statistical analyses and submission of the paper. Moreover, as these are analyses that are used in the SLP literature, the student would participate in a valuable learning experience which will enhance understanding of methods and results in the scholarly literature that is read in our field. The student will be duly acknowledged for their participation in the production of the article.
Graduate student that has had the basic coursework for the master's degree. A second year student would be preferable.