Every semester, MindCORE runs the Research Assistant Training Program, a six-week mini-course (1 hour-long class per week) training undergraduates in the practice of cognitive science research. The mini-course covers topics spanning every phase of the research process, including hypothesis generation and literature review, preregistration, data collection, data analysis and data visualization (Python or R), and manuscript preparation and publication. It also includes an overview of careers in cognitive science, and should help students make more informed decisions about pursuing a career in cognitive science.
Week 1: Hypothesis generation, Literature Review (Mendeley), Ethics, Pre-registration (OSF)
Week 2: Collecting, Storing, and Managing Data for Reproducible Science (Qualtrics, Prolific, OSF)
Week 3: Getting Started in Python or R
Week 4: Inferential Statistics in Python or R
Week 5: Data Visualization in Python or R
Week 6: Preparing for a Career in Cognitive Science
The RATP in Fall 2022 will be held from 1:45 to 3pm on Wednesdays from October 12 to November 16, in Levin 111 (SAIL Room). Lectures will be broadcast on zoom and recorded. The course will be run by MindCORE Associate Director of Cognitive Science Russell Richie and Psychology graduate student Feiyi Wang. Apply using the form below. Applications are due Friday September 30, 11:59pm.