Undergraduate researchers for a study on Campus Intimate Partner Violence

Faculty Name:
Heather Melton

Department:
Sociology

Faculty College:
Social & Behavioral Science

Email:
heather.melton@soc.utah.edu


Project Description:

“How College Students Describe and Experience Intimate Partner Violence: A University of Utah Landscape Study” is a year-long study that includes an inventory of educational practices, policy and practice analysis, observations, focus groups, walking interviews, and staff interviews. It seeks to understand the landscape of all on campus around intimate personal violence, particularly students with minoritized identities. Work under grad students & faculty project investigators (Drs. Linder, Melton, & Richards).



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit


Student Role:

Undergraduate research assistants will potentially be involved with student recruitment, focus group facilitation, data analysis, & interviews.


Student Benefits:

Gain valuable interdisciplinary research experience, be part of an interdisciplinary research team, and contribute to knowledge on an important topic on campus


Project Duration:

Fall semester with potential to move into the spring semester; Students will work up to 10 hours a week


Minimum Requirements:

Undergrad student in any college/department with an interest in the topic of campus intimate partner violence. Training will be provided.