To help stakeholders meet the educational challenges they face and better support online learners, the search is on for a new full-time quantitative researcher for MVLRI. The person in this position will build the Institute team’s capacity to use and analyze the wealth of available data and meet our mission to serve the education community by contributing to high quality, applicable research on K-12 online and blended learning.
The primary responsibilities of the new researcher are to plan, develop and conduct educational research projects with an emphasis on quantitative methodologies. We’re looking for an individual who has employed techniques in data collection and data analysis used in educational and psychological research, has experience with SQL databases and Report Services, and has conducted advanced statistical analyses including, for example, multiple regression, time-series analysis, survival analysis, hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) and structural equation modeling (SEM). Involvement with data visualization is a valued asset for the person in this position as well.
This individual will design and implement a wide variety of education research activities – planning data collection, developing both quantitative and qualitative data instruments, and conducting analyses of both quantitative and qualitative data – with the goal of developing recommendations for strengthening online teaching and learning.
The quantitative researcher will work closely with other MVLRI team members and often with other Michigan Virtual staff and MVLRI Fellows to author reports, literature reviews, research articles and policy papers that contribute significantly to the field of K-12 online and blended learning. Because Michigan Virtual has relationships with educational and research organizations and stakeholders at the local, state and national levels, the researcher will contribute to the ongoing growth and development of those relationships. Though we would prefer the person to be on-site, we may consider remote working under certain circumstances.