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de_morayhouse“A live pulse”: anonymous social media for understanding teaching, learning and assessment at Edinburgh 

Job opportunity for undergraduates in 2nd year and above (University of Edinburgh)

Overview
We are appointing three Undergraduate Research Associates to work with us on a project looking at anonymous social media over this academic year. The project aims to help the university understand the teaching, learning and assessment priorities and concerns of Edinburgh students, and to inform its future planning for teaching innovation, assessment and support.

The three RAs will spend a total of 20 days each on the project, spread across specific weeks in October, December, January and May. They will be responsible for conducting a participant observation within Yik Yak and possibly other anonymous social media platforms, collecting data directly from these applications, coding it using specialist software, and writing four brief accounts of their findings. Full training and mentorship will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in digital and social media research to build skills, receive training and work with an interdisciplinary team on a project directly related to the Edinburgh student experience.

For more information about how to apply, please go to: http://www.de.ed.ac.uk/news/we-are-recruiting-three-undergraduate-research-associates-needed

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