This project investigates how Singaporeans found ways to work and care for their families and also remain socially engaged during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of people around the world and social scientists are now trying to understand how individuals navigated health guidelines to work, care for their families, and maintain social engagements during this period. For this project, our research team is conducting interviews with adults living in Singapore about their experiences during the pandemic. As a student research assistant, you will contribute to this project by transcribing interviews that have been conducted with Singaporean adults so that the research team can analyze them in a three-part journal article series.
As a student research assistant, you will transcribe recorded interviews with Singaporean adults for analysis by the research team. We will be writing three papers based on the analysis, with a focus on how older adults drew on existing social networks and also renegotiated their work and family lives during the pandemic. You will have the opportunity to prepare an academic presentation on the research if interested.
|Length of commitment||less than a semester (0-2 months)|
|Start time||Summer (May/June of 2022)|
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?||Remote or hybrid (to be determined by mentor and student)|
|Level of collaboration||Small group project (2-3 students) |
|Benefits||Research experience; Academic credit|
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students who have familiarity with Singaporean dialect|
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
Because of the unique characteristics of the Singaporean dialect (Singlish), we are seeking a research assistant who has lived in Singapore or is familiar with Singlish. We also request that interested students meet with the research team to determine what additional preparation is needed.