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Carson Dover: Family Life

Carson practiced practicum by taking SFL 403R.

What types of projects did you work on as part of your Experiential Learning course?

I worked on multiple pornography research projects with Dr. Brian Willoughby.

What day-to-day tasks were part of this experience?

Running statistics on computer programs and writing results. Also, I wrote portions of research articles based on reviewing relevant literature.

What did you unexpectedly learn?

I learned that doing research takes a lot of time and attention to detail.

How has this experience influenced your career goals?

It has increased my desire to be a family researcher in the future.

What types of new opportunities are now available to you because of the experience?

I am continuing as a research assistant and am applying to family research graduate programs.