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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.
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.
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Recent Research Assistant tasks in Perth
I have a research task for a best suited for a UWA student
Nedlands WA 6009, Australia
9th Jun 2023
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
Ongoing university tutor, masters research subject
Floreat WA, Australia
8th Mar 2023
Need tutoring to help prepare for a test and two assessments. The subject is a research subject in a masters course. - Due date: Flexible
Scan archived documents at NAA Research Centre
Northbridge WA, Australia
21st Nov 2022
What I need: - Someone to go to the National Archives of Australia Research Centre in Northbridge, WA to scan and/or photograph specific archived documents - You will be scanning archived immigration and naturalisation documents from the 1930s-1960s for genealogy research - This MUST be done on Tuesday 29 November, Wednesday 30 November, or Thursday 31 November, as accessing these documents at the Research Centre is by appointment only - You must be tech proficient and able to use the photocopier and/or camera in the Research Centre, and able to upload the files to Dropbox - You must follow all NAA's rules to the letter and handle the documents with care - Only 5 items can be ordered for each appointment, so I don't expect this task to take longer than about an hour. (Each of the 5 items could include anywhere between 1 and 20 pages, there's no way to know beforehand). - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Excellent to work with, prompt replies, did the job well.
Writer, Researcher, History
Perth WA, Australia
14th Aug 2021
Hi I would like to document the history of a particular project that is very significant for my family. The successful person will need to be able to think succinctly, be very methodical and organised, research, compile documents, electronic and digital, photos and film. This is all to come together factually describing the history and formation of a particular project. This will involve interviewing people, filming, editing, recording and writing.The budget and cost of the project will be discussed with the chosen candidate.
Shopping / Market Research
Perth WA, Australia
30th Jul 2021
1. Please collect data on functional Shot products and functional Gummies products (see 'Example Products' sheet in spreadsheet provided for explanation of product type) in convenience and pharmacy stores. Feel free to choose stores that are in close proximity to where you are based. (Note: Please do not include any products for children/kids) 2. Add product data to the table below, make sure to record all the data outlined in the table, including store address. 3. Additionally, please photograph the product in store on your smartphone and either i) import the photo in the 'Photographs' spreadsheet or ii) attach the photos in an email when you send back the spreadsheet.
Help To Research The Science Behind 3 Biohacks
Perth WA, Australia
7th Oct 2020
I am writing a small book on 25 keys to my wellbeing. I would like to research the science behind each of the keys. To name a few, Abstinance from social media, making your own food, taking mini vacations, cold showers, low carb diets etcetera. There are 25 of these, and i would like help with the research process of discovering the science behind them. THis will potentially will be added to my book. My time estimate is 2 hours of research per item. This will amount to 50 hours overall.
Mandeep completed the assigned work to a good standard. :) I am happy with her work . :)