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Associate Researcher

Company: Age of Learning, Inc.
Location: Glendale
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

Age of Learning - Design Research & Consumer Insights / Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator based in Glendale, California, with a talented team of more than 600 individuals comprised of nationally-renowned educators, curriculum experts, developers, artists, writers, designers, engineers, producers, product managers,--analysts--and marketing experts! Together we develop engaging, effective digital learning technology and content to help children build a strong academic foundation for lifelong success. Our flagship product ABCmouse.com --Early Learning Academy--is a comprehensive online curriculum and the #1 digital learning product for young children. To-date, more than 30 million children worldwide have completed over 8 billion Learning Activities on ABCmouse. We recently launched Adventure Academy, the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game designed specifically to help elementary- and middle-school-aged children learn. It features thousands of engaging Learning Activities-including minigames, books, original animated and live action series, and more-in a fun and safe virtual world. Other Age of Learning programs include immersive English language learning products for children in China and Japan; ReadingIQ, a digital library and literacy platform; and a groundbreaking personalized, adaptive digital learning system that individualizes math instruction for every child through AI-driven technology. We are committed to helping all children succeed. We provide our educational programs at no cost to teachers, Head Start programs, public libraries, and other community organizations, and have served millions of children through these initiatives. We recently established the Age of Learning Foundation to expand this work globally. As we expand our global reach and increase the educational impact of our programs, we're looking for passionate, ambitious, and collaborative leaders to become a part of our growing team. Summary: We are seeking an Associate Researcher to work within our Design Research team to support research with product and brand teams. This researcher will be responsible for working with research specialists, product designers, and brand/consumer insights leaders to prepare studies, track logistics, and support data analysis and reporting for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research projects. Qualified candidates will be consistent, dependable, and accurate, possessing strong problem-solving skills, inherent curiosity, and attention to detail. Kindness and empathy are required qualities for working with our study participants and for the right communication within the research team and across the organization.--The Associate Researcher will work as part of a deeply thoughtful, innovative, and fast-paced team and will support research team members and creative and production personnel to expand the impact of Age of Learning products. Responsibilities:

  • Assist the research team with managing documentation, including but not limited to research activities, protocols, reports and briefs, and media files
  • Observe and moderate sessions with adult and child participants in partnership with research specialists
  • Support data analysis for regular user testing sessions and qualitative research projects
  • Program surveys for fielding and monitor results for data quality
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative survey results using qualitative data analysis tools (e.g., Dedoose, Excel, SPSS)
  • Work with researchers to write reports, research briefs, and conference papers
  • Conduct literature reviews and create annotated bibliographies as needed to support research and production teams
  • Adhere to standards of research ethics and excellence
  • Employ credible measurement methods in qualitative and quantitative research Required Qualifications:
    • 3+ years experience working in education, research, kids media, or equivalent fields
    • Bachelor's degree in psychology, education, human-computer interaction, or related field
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proactive and collaborative orientation toward work
    • Willingness to learn--
    • Proficiency with data analysis software (e.g., Excel, SPSS, QDA software such as Dedoose)
    • Knowledge and practice of human subjects research ethics, with particular attention to research with children--
    • Kindness and empathy as a cornerstone of social science research and communication within and across teams
    • A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, both in conducting studies with our participants and in fostering positive change in the workplace Preferred Qualifications:
      • Prior experience with design and user research and working with survey data
      • Conversational in Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese Age of Learning currently provides: --- 90% - 100% of health and welfare benefit premiums --- A 401(k) program with employer match --- Team bonding events and a highly collaborative environment --- Commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment in addition to an inclusive and supportive company culture-- --- Access to our internal DEI Task Force that focuses on ensuring our products represent all children on a global scale --- Opportunities for professional growth through professional learning and development programs-- --- A temporary 100% remote work environment, due to COVID restrictions, to help ensure the safety of our employees-- --- Monthly internet stipend provided due to temporary remote work environment

Keywords: Age of Learning, Inc., Glendale , Associate Researcher, Other , Glendale, Arizona

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