Junior Quantitative Researcher
by
Katie Freeland
07.08.2019

Ideal for someone equally comfortable with their head in the data as they are explaining it to others.

 

The Opportunity

We are not the average Quantitative Research Department.

For us, quantitative research isn’t about churning out tracking surveys or those annoying “rate your experience” pop-ups after every transaction. It’s about any data we can analyse quantitatively (almost always around a social issue, not a brand), and the closer that data is to real behaviours, the better. So while we do regularly conduct more “traditional” surveys, we also create pioneering new data collection approaches and work with clients to identify other data types we can measure that tells us what people are really doing. It’s this reason that being pragmatic and open to new ideas is central to this role.

We are looking for a like-minded individual who has a passion for social change and is also motivated by challenging the norm, not to mention ultimately using their expertise to make an impact, change policy and influence decision-making across a range of sectors.

Ultimately, there is huge scope for someone to shape, grow and influence the way their role develops over time but as a starting point, you must be confident in understanding and dealing with quantitative data-sets.

More About the Role

As a Junior Quantitative Researcher, you’ll be getting stuck into all aspects of a project from sample design to reporting. As such, you’ll be required to draw on different skills and work in different ways depending on the project, client and data in question.

This means we’re looking for someone that is equally as comfortable with their head in the data as they are explaining it to others. However, probably the most important thing is a willingness to learn and a desire to improve at the areas of the job you might not be so natural at (and a self-awareness and humility to admit what these are).

To give you a better idea of some typical tasks you might work on, we’ve put together the following list (which is not exhaustive):

  • Designing questionnaires and scripting them in survey software
  • Analysing data and creating data tables in Excel / SPSS
  • Thinking about a client’s problem and recommending a design element that could be used as an element of the research (e.g. a Max Diff experiment)
  • Writing proposals for new work
  • Putting together debrief presentations and reports including graphs, prose and other visualisations
  • Working with the qual team on recruitment screening questionnaires
  • Developing a code-frame to capture and then describe live and video-recorded observational data
  • Finding and analysing secondary data sources
  • Designing a Randomised Control Trial

Ultimately, someone who is highly numerate, imaginative and with a “can-do” attitude will excel. If that sounds like you then please do apply. At Revealing Reality you’ll have the chance to grow as quickly as you want to and be rewarded accordingly.

Person Specification – About You

  • Has a natural aptitude for critical thinking and project management
  • Demonstrates excellent problem-solving ability, with the self-motivation and enthusiasm to learn and develop proactively
  • Analyses issues logically and from all angles, making systematic and rational judgements based on relevant information, and generates logical, timely and workable solutions
  • Is experienced with Excel (and no slouch at PowerPoint or Word either). SPSS or other packages a bonus
  • Possesses strong attention to detail
  • Most likely undertaken a BSc involving some statistical elements and familiarity with quantitative data

To Apply:

Please email jobs@revealingreality.co.uk attaching your CV and Covering Letter (please attach both documents separately to the main body of the email). We would like you to outline your academic qualifications and any previous internships or voluntary experience. To strengthen your application please demonstrate your interest in data and why you think you are the right person for Revealing Reality.

 

Please note: At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK.

 

Many thanks for your interest