Lab participants work with Center for Access and Attainment (CAA) program staff on mixed-methods studies and learn interview transcription, quantitative data collection, data entry and management, and data analysis. Students also have the opportunity to create an independent research project in the context of the larger study.
In addition to hands-on training in conducting and analyzing research, focused research skills workshops are offered by CAA Research Lab faculty fellows and McNair Scholars Program staff, as well as career-focused workshops led by DePaul Career Center staff. In past years CAA Research Lab participants have worked with raw data
collected for a longitudinal research study of DePaul freshmen students'
transition from high school to college. Dr. Luciano Berardi, director of TRiO Programs and affiliate faculty of the community psychology
program, along with CAA Research Lab faculty fellows, teach and supervise
graduate and undergraduate students' projects on the college transition