Social Science Research Assistants


Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Also called: Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Specialist, Social Research Assistant

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
    Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • SAS
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Graphics software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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