Research assistants see to the daily running of research projects. Depending on the project and discipline they’re researching, this might include a range of tasks and responsibilities. However, these generally boil down to general jobs, research and organisation. Here are some of the tasks research assistants’ can be expected to undergo:
Preparing presentations about the project for varied audiences
Performing statistical analyses
Organising and conducting surveys
How and where can I become a research assistant?
Any field or industry that has an element of research will have a need for research assistants. Typically, research assistants will have a formal education in the field they’re helping research; for example, psychology degrees, business management certificates, and so on. This guarantees that the assistant has the knowledge and understandings necessary to undertake their tasks and communicate their findings effectively.