I intend to apply to PhD programs in Clinical Psych. Reading through SDN, I have learned that research "grunt work" (such as coding) does not look too impressive on an application. But what exactly is valuable and/or impressive research experience? I know that it's important to have publications and poster presentations. But what about the day-to-day responsibilities of a research assistant? Do they matter? Do some types of research experiences look better than others on an application, or are publications and presentations much more important?