Cornell University

Labor Dynamics Institute

275 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-2744

Summer 2014 Student Research

Sub-projects on this page:



Sub-project 17a - LDI Replication project 2014

We are looking for up to 4 students to work on the LDI replication project as undergraduate research interns.

Contact:

Send your CV to ldi@cornell.edu, mentioning "Summer 2014". Job position description is .here

Remuneration:

An hourly rate commensurate with experience will be offered. $10.50 per hour, approximately 10 hours per week.

Goal:

Attempt to (mechanically) replicate all articles in a journal with a replication policy, document results and findings.

Related: http://www.vrdc.cornell.edu/info7470/Labs/Lab7.pdf for an exercise, see http://www.vrdc.cornell.edu/info7470/Session%20Pages/Session%207.php for information on replicable science.

Work description:

Team members will access journal websites and analyze the materials provided by article authors on how to replicate the article results. The provided materials and instructions will be assessed using a checklist. The instructions will be followed (if possible), and success or failure to (i) perform the analysis (ii) replicate the authors' results will be documented. Team work is encouraged, and activity will be supervised by graduate student or faculty member.

Duration:

Summer 2014

Necessary qualifications:

Some experience with Stata, SAS, R, Matlab as an undergraduate assistant or in previous work is critical. Having taken one of the CISER workshops, as well as experience with Subversion or Git, are assets.

Location:

Presence on campus for a kickoff meeting after classes end (date TBD) is required. Presence on campus is not required for the actual work (all computer work will be performed on remotely accessible servers at CISER and ECCO. Work will be coordinated through a Git repository. Presence on campus for a final workgroup meeting in August is encouraged but not required (though participation via videoconferencing is required if not physically present).


Sub-project 17b - LDI - NCRN User Interface Accessibility project 2014

We are looking for up to 2 students to work on the NCRN metadata project as undergraduate research interns, implementing accessibility features in the web application.

Contact:

Send your CV to ldi@cornell.edu, mentioning "Summer 2014 Accessibility". Job position description is here.

Remuneration:

An hourly rate commensurate with experience will be offered. $10.50 per hour, approximately 10 hours per week.

Goal:

Review web application for compliance with accessibility requirements and usability guidelines, suggest and implement modifications to code.

Related: http://www2.ncrn.cornell.edu/ced2ar-web/search for the publicly visible portion of the web application, and http://www.ncrn.cornell.edu/index.php/projects/ced-ar for an overall description of the project.

Work description:

Research assistants will work with a professional programmer and a faculty member to audit and review multiple components of the CED²AR web application for compliance with accessibility guidelines. They may also be asked to correct some of the identified deficiencies.

Duration:

Summer 2014

Necessary qualifications:

The ideal candidate has programming experience in Java, XML, web development (CSS, frameworks, JavaScript), and some knowledge about accessibility requirements and standards. Experience with Python, and Subversion or Git are assets. References (courses taken, previous experience) are required.

Location:

Presence on campus (Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, CISER) for a kickoff meeting after classes end (date TBD) is required. Presence on campus is encouraged, but some work can be done offsite.

Sub-project 17c - LDI -NCRN Metadata capture project 2014

We are looking for up to 2 students to work on the NCRN metadata project as undergraduate research interns.

Contact:

Send your CV to ldi@cornell.edu, mentioning "Summer 2014 Metadata". Job position description is .here

Remuneration:

An hourly rate commensurate with experience will be offered. $10.50 per hour, approximately 10 hours per week.

Goal:

Research assistants will work with a graduate student and a faculty member to create structured metadata for the Cornell Node of the NSF-Census Research Network, using either XML authoring software or a newly developed CED²AR DDI editing web interface.

Related: http://www2.ncrn.cornell.edu/ced2ar-web/search for how the resulting files will be presented, and http://www.ncrn.cornell.edu/index.php/projects/ced-ar for an overall description of the project.

Work description:

Metadata is “data about data”, and in this case means parsing information from codebook PDFs and raw Stata or CSV files into a metadata standard called DDI (Data Documentation Initiative). Team members  will work with a graduate student and a faculty member to create such data for a variety of social science datasets (Census Bureau restricted-access files, NHIS, etc.) for the Cornell Node of the NSF-Census Research Network, using either XML authoring software or a newly developed CED²AR DDI editing web interface. Once completed, the metadata will be displayed at http://www2.ncrn.cornell.edu/ced2ar-web.

Duration:

Summer 2014

Necessary qualifications:

The ideal candidate has some experience using Stata, SAS, or CSV files, and some knowledge about social science datasets. Programming knowledge is not required.

Location:

Presence on campus for a kickoff meeting after classes end (date TBD) is required. Presence on campus is not required for the actual work. The work itself can be performed off-campus, but daily and weekly videochats will occur. Presence on campus for a final workgroup meeting in August is encouraged but not required (though participation via videoconferencing is required if not physically present).