Project Description

The student scholar will be invited to join a team of research assistants (graduate & undergraduate) working with me on the Indiana Nonprofit Sector project, which has been developing information about Indiana nonprofit organizations since 2001. More than 95 research assistants have work on the project over that period of time, including currently 9 students. Our current focus is to complete analysis and research reports based on (1) a large survey of Indiana nonprofits, (2) a survey of Indiana local government officials on non-profit related topics, and (3) existing data on paid nonprofit employment in Indiana.

Technology or Computational Component

The student will get experience using statistical software (such as SPSS), working with Excel to create and modify graph, participate in research team meetings, and get exposure to a full complement of research procedures and skills, such as keeping research logs, cross-checking data, writing-up results, and disseminating findings to policy makers and academic audiences.