Sociology Research Apprenticeship

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Deadlines for applications will be announced in the SRA Semester Announcement sent prior to each semester. In general, the deadline for the Fall semester will be June 1 and the deadline for the Spring semester will be December 15

Program Description

SRA is a semester-long program that pairs qualified undergraduates with either Emory Sociology Faculty or Emory Sociology Graduate Students (under the supervision of a faculty member) who need research assistance.

The type of research work required will vary by a faculty member or graduate student.

Examples of the kind of assistance that may be requested include

  • survey pilot testing assistance
  • data entry
  • interview transcription
  • literature summaries
  • archival analysis
  • data visualization
  • study participant recruitment

Course Credit

Undergraduates accepted into this program will receive Sociology course credit for their research work. Typically, there are two options for course credit (one semester):

  • For 3 credits (as SOC 497R: Directed Research) students will work 9 hours per week.
  • For 4 credits (as SOC 497R: Directed Research) students will work 12 hours per week.

SRA may be repeated, but any credit hours over the initial 4 will be graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (the first 4 credit hours may be taken for a grade or S/U).

How to Apply?

1. Complete the SRA Application Form.

  • The application form will be attached to the SRA Semester Announcement email sent prior to each semester.
  • Click on the application form, which can also be downloaded at any time from the Sociology website.

2. Secure a copy of your Unofficial Transcript.

3. Submit your completed SRA Application Form AND Unofficial Transcript. 

Deadlines for applications will be announced in the SRA Semester Announcement sent prior to each semester. In general, the deadline for the Fall semester will be June 1 and the deadline for the Spring semester will be December 15

Program Value

The Sociology Department's Research Apprenticeship or shortly SRA program provides an opportunity for undergraduates to gain research experience in sociology research projects. This research experience is beneficial because it provides students with greater insight into the process by which knowledge is rigorously pursued and revealed.

  • Regarding the value of research for future careers, see what our alumni have to say by clicking here.
  • Regarding the types of careers that research experience can impact positively, see where our alumni typically go by clicking here.

    You may also learn more about SRA by way of our Emory Sociology Peer Mentors, as some of them have enrolled in SRA during previous semesters:
  • Click here to read about our peer mentor program in general,
  • Click here to see the names and email addresses of our peer mentors for the current academic year. Feel free to email them with any questions you may have about SRA.


 

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