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Undergraduate and graduate student research assistants are accepted on a rolling basis to help with data collection, coding and transcription, and analysis of data. Students have the opportunity to submit to and present at national and regional conferences. Students will work closely with other students and professors on research teams. Commitment for multiple semesters is encouraged, but not required. Students can even propose and direct research projects through independent studies and honor thesis work. 


If you are interested, email the lab directors, Dr. Elizabeth Dorrance Hall ( and Dr. Kristina Scharp ( for more information.


Graduate students from other departments such as Psychology, Sociology, Journalism, English, Family, Consumer, and Human Development (among others) can also get involved in the Family Communication and Relationships Lab. 


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