- London, GB
- £20 /hr
- Available now
I have completed my masters degree in research psychology. I also gained experience whilst working as an intern for the Military Psychological Institute as well as experience asmore...I have completed my masters degree in research psychology. I also gained experience whilst working as an intern for the Military Psychological Institute as well as experience as a Research Project Manager at a Social Research Firm. I speak and write fluently in three languages including English, Afrikaans and German and am excellent at translations.
In addition I am capable of the following tasks:
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
SPSS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Epi Info
Validation and Reliability Analysis of Psychometric Tests
Designing psychometric Tests
Administration and Analysis of psychometric tests
Literature Studies and Searches
Transcribing and data capturing
Integration of results
Data importing and exporting into SPSS
Factor and Item Analysis
Other statistical techniques
Internal presentations of findings
Compiling training modules
Presentation of training modules
Preparation of learning aids
Knowledge of DAT subtests, PRI, 16 PF
Area Covered: All
Company Name: MPI
Work Experience Summary: I have a Masters degree in Research Psychology (achieved 88% for research skills and 100% for ethics in the registration exam) and have three years experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis. I have worked for the South African Defense force where I assisted in fighter pilot selections for the South African Air force. I did the psychometric test administration of recruits as well as testing the validity and the reliability of psychometric test material; I also conducted numerous group discussion facilitations and leadership observations. I am also qualified to design data collection instruments as well as psychometric materials. I also have a years experience as a Project Manager at a Social Research Company where I was in charge of project planning, supervision, proposal and report writing, quantitative and qualitative analysis and client liaisons. I am proficient in many MS Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as SPSS, Epi Info and Atlas ti. I can also read, write and speak fluently in three languages (English, Afrikaans and German) and am currently learning Spanish.
I am familiar with the research process due to my studies as well as my work as an intern and a project manager. Due to my work experience I often had to conduct literature reviews for research proposals and reports and was also in charge of drafting and editing documents. I have experience in research administrations such as managing timetables, chairing meetings, writing minutes, making appointments with clients, preparing events (such as training facilitation which we did in the military with fellow staff members).
I am very flexible in my approach to people and can easily work with people from an array of different backgrounds (as can be seen from my various work experience). My superiors, clients and work colleagues have included Military personnel (soldiers, Colonels, psychologists etc.), academic personnel (interviewing professors on their level of community engagement throughout South Africa to inform social policy in South Africa). My thesis included working with high school teenagers to address problems of high school bullying. Many of my clients as a project manager included directors from UNICEF, Tulane University, South African Police Department etc.
I have written many reports and performed analysis on various projects, some of these included:
Impact of the global economic crisis on children and poor families in South Africa
An evaluation of a Psychosocial Support Project for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Children Living with HIV and AIDS (CLHA) under the age of five(5) years in four (4) districts and one city in Zimbabwe.
Water consumption survey in Mabopane area of South Africa
A Youth survey to evaluate the value young people attach to LoveLife and the factors impacting the life choices and risk tolerance of youth
An exploratory study on personality differences between candidates who were recommended as pilots due to their favorable Vienna Test results and those candidates that were not recommended
Brain Injury Analysis and response patterns on the biographical questionnaire
Experiences of deployed SANDF members in Burundi 2009
Inter-rater reliability in leadership observation
The predictive validity of the Determination Test on the Vienna Test System to accurately predict failure rate on the flight training course at the SAAF College
Report on pilot demographics
Validity and Reliability of the SAT 2 for pilot selections
I am an EU national and am free to reside and live in the UK. I am able to attend interviews and start work immediately.
I can also provide you with detailed reference letters of previous employers.
Field of Study: Research Psychology
University / College: University of Pretoria
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