Human Development and Family Studies
Section II | Research: Social Science/Social Service
Nature of the Job
Bachelor’s level positions sometimes are available in social science research, either on a large grant-funded research project or as one component of the mission of a private foundation or public agency. This work might involve interviews or questionnaire administration with families, either by telephone or in person. Other aspects of a research job could include assisting in the preparation of assessment materials and in data analysis. Some corporations also have product development research positions which require behavioral science research techniques and skills.
Where You Might Work
Research jobs of this type are available in university settings either within social science departments or within research institutes. Also look into state or federal agencies that have a mandate to provide evaluation data on the programs they administer.
Suggested Areas for Minor/Collateral:
- Within the HDFS major, be sure to take one of more research practicums.
Suggested Internship Sites for HDFS 4314:
- See practicum instructor for community sites offering research experience—this varies from year to year.
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