Charlotte Smith, Lecturer

Closed (1) Is mask wearing behavior associated with mask policy changes?

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

Kaiser Permanente is conducting a nationwide study on mask wearing behavior. UC Berkeley students are contributing by observing mask wearing behavior (on/off) in a variety of locations. In the summer of 2021 students in PH150B contributed over 8000 observations to the project. Additional samples will be collected in Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov. We are analyzing the data for variations in mask wearing behavior as a function of age, gender, race and/or location

- The student will assist in data cleaning (using Excel & R).
- Create graphs of the data.
- Follow-up with field data collectors regarding missing data.
- Obtain dates of changes in City, County or Locations, the internet, news reports or phone calls.
- Download daily vaccination rates and incidence rates by county from the Johns Hopkins GitHub site.

Qualifications: Basic knowledge of data wrangling in R (dplyer) Experience with ggplot2 Good communication skills (provide weekly progress updates/reports0 Good organization skills (e.g., can locate files easily)

Weekly Hours: 6-8 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: Remote

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