Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Computer Hacker Personality Profiles"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Computer & Information Technology, Psychology
Project Description:
The researchers are conducting a meta-analysis of computer hacker personality profiles. We will be gathering all of the published and unpublished data on computer hacker personality profiles in an attempt to synthesize the findings so that a general hacker profile emerges.
Expected Student Contributions:
The interns will work directly with the research team by assisting in the collection of unpublished and published data on hacker personality profiles. In addition, the interns will assist with data entry/coding scheme for the meta-analysis. They will gain hands-on experience conducting a meta-analysis from every stage of the analysis, including data gathering and final analysis.
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Desired Qualifications:
Prior completion of a research methods course and statistics course are strongly preferred but not required. Attention to detail and dedication are extremely important. Other skills may include: literature gathering, data entry/coding, and other research experience.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Seigfried-spellar, Kathryn
Computer and Information Technology

Student Supervisor

Dr. Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Dr. Donald Lynn
Psychology Department / Health & Human Sciences
Dr. Marcus Rogers
Computer & Information Technology / Polytechnic