Survey Researchers


Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.
Also called: Data Analyst, Field Interviewer, Research Associate, Research Fellow

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • 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 writing
  • read and understand what is written
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Apian SurveyPro
  • Microsoft Access
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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