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Why book a research assistant through Airtasker?

Getting your important research requirements done can be challenging, especially if you’re doing it all independently. But with Airtasker, you can easily find part-time research assistants who can help you out.

Our platform enables you to post a request, find dozens of available experts, and book the best one in a matter of minutes! Unlike other platforms, which may require you to post multiple ads just to find a couple of interested applicants, a single post on Airtasker can help you reach dozens of available Taskers. Plus, you can specify if you need someone to work in your office or if you prefer a virtual research assistant.

Airtasker also lets you dictate your budget, so you won’t have to worry about blowing your entire budget or research grant. Lastly, our platform lets you view customer ratings and reviews before hiring, so you’re more likely to find someone skilled and experienced to collaborate with. Put up the task and make progress on your project today!

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Top Research Assistant related questions

A good research assistant needs to be a good communicator, as shown by how they discuss assigned readings, ask questions, share their ideas, and conduct interviews. They should have good attention to detail, critical thinking skills, as well as technical skills. Ideally, the Tasker should also be able to do any planning and budgeting tasks well. Lastly, they should be proficient at synthesising, analysing, and safeguarding the collected data. 

The answer depends on the institute or academic who hired you. Still, a typical research assistant must have completed a relevant degree from an accredited institution (preferably a college or university). Some employers may also require experience, while others are happy to provide you with on-the-job training. Are you preparing for a research assistant interview? Power up with a coffee break! You can find nearby coffee delivery services through our platform.

In some cases, yes. Some institutions may allow their research assistants to work virtually. If you work in business and marketing and need to research your target market or competitors, an online research assistant can take on the bulk of your data-related workload. The academic field can also benefit from hiring virtual research assistants since they can collect data and conduct a review of related literature using online sources. 

You can find research assistants near you through our platform. To start, tap the “Post a task” button and fill out the task form with your location, field of research, and any other details you think the potential Tasker should know. Then, tap “Get quotes” and wait for the offers to flood your screen. After that, it’s just a matter of comparing offers and reading customer reviews until you find the research assistant who fits your needs. 

First, hire a research assistant who is competent at data collection, organisation, synthesis, and technical writing. Next, you’ll want to establish a mentor-like relationship with your research assistant. There’s a high chance that the Tasker you hired is working towards their degree in your field, so take the time to help develop their potential as you work towards your shared goal (your research project). Lastly, use project management tools to manage workflows and tasks with the Tasker. 

Usually, yes, since academic research is a form of technical writing. This means that the Tasker you hire to help you with your research will typically already be skilled in technical writing. But if you want to hire a dedicated technical writer for your research project (or other projects), you can find highly-rated technical writers through our platform.

What do a research assistant’s services include?

If your department or laboratory needs extra manpower, stat, Airtasker can help you find competent research assistants in minutes. These Taskers can handle everything from conducting experiments to organising your data and even helping you manage your laboratory equipment. 

You can even ask your research assistant to attend relevant meetings and monitor your project budget. Here’s what you can typically expect when you hire a research assistant through our platform.

Conducting research and collecting data

A Tasker can conduct research and collect data for you based on your research method. This can include conducting interviews, going out into the field, or performing experiments in the lab. Simply give them the methodologies or interview guides they need to follow, brief them on your research protocols, and wait for them to come back with the necessary information. 

In some cases, the research assistant can transcribe interview recordings or videos for you. But if you have more essential assignments for your Tasker, you can hire a transcriptionist to do this for you instead. 

Analysing and presenting data

Complex research projects can involve several charts and graphs and a seemingly endless amount of data. A Tasker can help you analyse this data and present them in organised, easy-to-understand charts, graphs, or slides. This leaves you with more time for the “macro” parts of your research, like synthesising the findings. 

Your Tasker’s skill at data analysis may vary, depending on their credentials. Some researchers find that these tasks are best left to graduate or PhD-level research assistants, while other tasks (like editing and project management) are better handled by undergraduate RA’s.

Reviewing related literature

Reviewing related literature can be incredibly time-consuming, but a research assistant can help you tackle all those books, journals, and online sources. They can summarise each material, brief you on its relevance to your study, and help you identify the gaps in the research that your study might be able to fill.  

Fact-checking, editing, and proofreading research

As your project nears its final stages, you can ask your research assistant to do multiple rounds of fact-checking, editing, and proofreading (with your guidance). This can apply to the actual paper you will submit, audio-visual presentations or slideshows for your thesis defence, and more.

Project management

A research assistant’s tasks aren’t limited to technical, lab or field-related duties. If your project involves many meetings, focus group discussions, laboratory equipment, and a tight budget, you can ask the Tasker to assist. Research assistants can usually manage and respond to relevant emails and maintain lab equipment. Additionally, they can do regular inventory checks and coordinate meeting schedules (or attend them on your behalf). Finally, they can also be assigned to do progress reports and budget reports to help you stay on track.

Once your current research project is done, why not celebrate with the rest of your staff? You can get a cake delivered in under an hour by booking a Tasker near you.

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I need an accountant to lodge the End of Financial year Government Research and Development form. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 April 2024

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St Lucia QLD, Australia

25th Jul 2023

I'm doing a qualitative analysis that involves data coding (deductive approach). I need a second coder urgently. If you are a student at The University of Queensland and willing to help, please get in touch with me. I have a set of comments that has an average length of around 35 words per comment. The second coder will first get a training session that would last 1 hour or more, then will start coding the data. The payment will be per comment. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 1 August 2023

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Narre Warren South VIC 3805, Australia

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Fairlight NSW, Australia

3rd Jul 2023

Location Fairlight., Northern Beaches, Sydney. Given that much of the work will be in my office, would particularly suit a local. Help is required with typing a book manuscript and researching subject matter. Important that person can type accurately and at reasonable speed. Weekdays preferred. Hours very flexible to fit in any family, work, study, and social commitments. Research assignments can be done off-site, in your own time but typing will need to be done in the office. Would suit a university student. - Due date: Start ASAP - Due date: Flexible

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Nedlands WA 6009, Australia

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I need an in-person research task completed for UWA. Full details to be provided to the air tasker awarded the task. - Due date: Flexible

Help me conduct a research survey about audiobooks and e-books


Melbourne VIC, Australia

2nd Jun 2023

I am conducting a survey about e-books and audiobooks and needing to get respondents from the general public. The details: It would be a very basic set up with clipboards and manual survey sheets for you to fill out as you’re speaking with the public. I also have a QR code to be shared. I need just 50 manual respondents and as many people scanning the QR Code as you can. You can set up any where you like, I would recommend the State Library or Readings in Carlton. Please note, you must have an interest in reading or using e-books and/or audiobooks to be considered. - Due date: Flexible

Catalog items , research items , sell items .


Glenroy VIC 3046, Australia

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Genealogy research


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Quantitative research


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Quantitative research proposal structure and guidelines. - Due date: Flexible

Experienced Notetaker for Research Sessions


Wollongong NSW, Australia

18th Apr 2023

We are currently seeking a reliable notetaker to document a focus group discussion. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, good typing speed, and excellent listening skills. The focus group discussion will be held on the following dates and times: Date: 27 April 2023 Time: 7 PM Location: Wollongong The session is expected to last 90 minutes. As the notetaker, your responsibilities will include: -Documenting the discussion in real-time as per the notetaking template supplied -Recording key points made by participants -Ensuring accuracy and completeness of the notes You will be briefed before the job commences. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 27 April 2023

[1:1 remote research interview] Crypto adoption in Sydney


Sydney NSW, Australia

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Theme: crypto adoption in Australia. We need 18+ citizen of AUS, who have and use cryptocurrency in regular life. Available slots: from 11am till 8am AEST ~1 hour Zoom/Google Meet call - Due date: Before Tuesday, 11 April 2023 - Due date: Before Tuesday, 11 April 2023

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[1:1 research interview] Crypto adoption in Melbourne


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Theme: crypto adoption in Australia. We need 18+ citizen of AUS, who have and use cryptocurrency in regular life. Available slots: from 11am till 8am AEST ~1 hour Zoom/Google Meet call - Due date: Before Tuesday, 11 April 2023 - Due date: Before Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Thank you Sid! Good job.

Ongoing university tutor, masters research subject


Floreat WA, Australia

8th Mar 2023

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Research, photograph, post and sell home and personal items online


Vaucluse NSW, Australia

4th Jan 2023

We recently sold our home in the eastern suburbs. We have a number of home and personal items which we are interested to sell. This includes furniture, decorative art and collectible items. We are looking for an experienced eBay seller to catalogue and post the items and manage the sales / bidding process. - Due date: Flexible

Online researcher


Port Melbourne VIC, Australia

26th Dec 2022

Hi we require an online researcher for some tasks to do online with housing if anyone has experience for doing that, please come forward and apply - Due date: Flexible

Build Website in line with Specifications for Research Firm


Gold Coast QLD, Australia

6th Dec 2022

Build Website for Financial Research Firm i) 4 Main pages with Tabs – 2-5 click buttons in each one. ii) Have content & broad layout ready to go in PowerPoint iii) Have some Overseas Model Websites in mind to reference Would like excellent layout & some graphics Down the road: a) Ongoing work in updating website b) ongoing face to face & additional work in social media potentially Prefer Local on Gold Coast so can do face to face - and ongoing - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Personal Assistant / Writing Assistant / Research Assistant - 1 x week


Potts Point NSW, Australia

4th Dec 2022

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