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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $42,610.00
Average Time to Fill 32 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 966
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.50 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Conduct survey research of specified populations and demographics
Collect archival or historical material
Research topics for educational or entertainment programs
Collect psychological or social sciences related data
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Collect statistical data
Research social issues
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research based information
Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys
Analyze evidence or facts
Review maps to determine location or routes
Collect personal information
Research property records

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze social or economic data
Analyze geological or geographical data
Analyze ecosystem data
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Interpret laws or legislation
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research

Thinking Creatively

Plan social sciences research
Develop evaluation instrument or objectives
Develop methods of social or economic research
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop technical or scientific databases
Develop informational maps or charts
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

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