|Salary:||£36,333 to £40,745 per annum|
|Placed On:||22nd March 2023|
|Closes:||5th April 2023|
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Work Hours 17.5 Hours per Week
Weeks per year-Weeks per year: 52.00
We are seeking an outstanding researcher to support our 10-month project on Policy and Protest.
Recent climate protests have used “extreme” tactics, such as road-blocking and throwing soup at paintings. Such tactics succeed in their aim of generating high-profile media attention, but have also resulted in considerable public debate regarding the likely effects on policy. A key question concerns the public's view of such actions as well as its views of how government should respond. Do such actions increase public support for more urgent climate action from government? Alternatively (or perhaps additionally), do "extreme" protest actions increase public support for greater police powers and the introduction of new measures to discourage protest? Such questions are of interest to policy makers, activists, journalists, academics and the public more generally. The aim of this project is to gather evidence that will inform policy in this domain.
What will you be doing?
The role will involve identifying research participants, completing qualitative interviews and data analysis, presenting research findings and writing and submitting a research article on this work. You will assist with design and analysis of experimental surveys. You will also assist in generating guidelines for policy makers, based on the evidence generated.
You should apply if
Have a degree and/or masters level qualification in psychology, sociology, anthropology or related discipline (Research Assistant). It is expected that candidates will either have a PhD or be in the latter stages of PhD research (as the role is part-time it may be suitable for postgraduate students who are writing up their PhD research). Experience of and/or training in conducting and analysing qualitative interviews is essential. A demonstrated track record of conducting mixed methods research is highly desirable. Experience in ethnographic methods and/or in conducting media content analysis is also desirable, though not essential. We are particularly interested in interviewing candidates who have a demonstrated expertise and interest in climate activism or other forms of collective action.
For informal enquiries please contact Professor Colin Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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