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Research Analyst

Position Deleted on 2/06/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Daytona Beach, FL
Admin - Institutional Research and Planning
Full Time
Organization Name: Institutional Research

Division: Daytona Beach, FL

Brief Description:
Perform survey research and data collection for University studies designed to examine and track the characteristics, opinions, and experiences of students, alumni, employers, etc.

Detailed Description:

Responsible for all aspects of each survey project, to include consultation with faculty, staff, and administrators, determining best methods for data collection, establishing and managing timelines and tasks, developing scripts and facilitating focus groups, designing questionnaire content, wording, and layout; managing and maintaining data files; producing and interpreting output, conducting research for comparative statistics, performing statistical tests of significance, creating meaningful summary reports, and disseminating and presenting findings.

Survey research

Determine survey project timelines and tasks, and manage their execution. Identify survey target audience and utilize sampling methods in determining the sample cohort. Develop survey content, wording, scales, and flow. Develop scripts and facilitate focus groups. Import and export data files between software packages to convert raw, scanned data into clean, manageable files, apply statistical weights where necessary. Program statistical software to produce summary data tables, relevant breakouts, and run basic inferential statistical tests where appropriate. Interpret and summarize quantitative and or qualitative data and findings into a report, including graphs and comparative data where appropriate. Disseminate results in a timely manner.


Meet with individuals who request a new survey to evaluate their needs and provide guidance as to the best method of data collection. Assist university faculty and staff in utilizing and refining existing survey instruments as appropriate to their specific needs. Ensure that ongoing survey results are disseminated in a timely manner to coincide with departmental assessment activities, and provide assistance in understanding the results. Present survey research results and participate in any follow up meetings.


Prepare customized reports of survey results to support the University's program review and accreditation needs. Respond to ad hoc requests from external agencies, college guides, state agencies, etc. and the University community for survey results.

Job Requirements:

Bachelors degree required. Area of study Social Science, Research based such as Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Measurement, or related discipline.
1 to 3 years of work related experience.

Experience with survey design principles e.g. defining target and sample cohorts, creating questionnaire content, wording, scales, and flow.
Familiarity with online and paper based survey software and hardware tools and administration procedures e.g. communication, tracking of nonrespondents, collection of data into importable files, etc.
Experience with statistical software preferably SPSS at the syntax programming level to examine and clean data, and produce summary tables of results.
Experience in using graphics, spreadsheet, and word processing software for presentation of data.
Familiarity with research methods, descriptive statistical analyses, and reporting of statistical data.
Familiarity with focus group design and facilitation
Ability to collect, verify, and interpret data.
Knowledge of institutional research and its practices and issues in higher education.
Willingness to adapt to job responsibilities across the institutional research field,cross training.
Ability to quickly learn and apply new ideas, processes, and technologies.
Ability to establish and manage project tasks and deadlines, manage multiple projects, solve problems, and meet deadlines.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively independently as well as in team working groups.
Excellent writing and speaking skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with higher education upper administration.

Additional Details:

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