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Student's view: Junior Research Associateship

Today's guest post is by Eddie Brown, currently a final-year BA student in English Language & Literature and a 2017 Junior Research Associate.  The JRA programme is open to current second-years as a paid research appointment in summer. Click here for more on the programme and how to apply. See the second-year Study Direct site for some information from staff about JRA projects they'd like to supervise, and come see us in office hours to discuss possible projects. 


When Lynne Murphy first told me about the JRA program at Sussex, I knew it was for me. I loved linguistics, and I knew I wanted to study at the post-graduate level. Some research experience seemed like the perfect fit. Thankfully, I wasn’t wrong.
My particular area of study was that of compliment responses, as I investigated whether the length of a compliment correlated with the type of response it elicited. This was an important question to ask, as the current literature shows that not only do men and women hav…

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