We examine the impact of family recreation, rituals, and routines on individual health and well-being, and on family relationships. We have several ongoing projects including time use studies using phone-based data collection methods, military and veteran families, and sibling relationships. Students interested in family research, family relationships, recreation, and health are invited to contact us for specific opportunities.
Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation
Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis; Earn independent study credit
Data collection, data analysis (interviews and statistics), data entry, writing scientific articles, preparing research presentations
Students will be mentored by faculty and a Ph.D. student in family research methods and analysis; may develop their own projects; be an author on scientific publications.
Duration of projects can be designed to fit students' needs; however, students should plan on at least 4 weeks. Students are expected to work 10 hours per week.
Interest in families, health, and recreation; attention to detail and organization; willingness to learn new skills; experience with data entry and basic statistics a plus.