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"Social Science Research Assistant"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social research. May perform publication activities, laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management. Normally these individuals work under the direct supervision of a social scientist and assist in those activities which are more routine.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Social Science Research Assistant"

1) Edit and submit protocols and other required research documentation.

2) Obtain informed consent of research subjects and/or their guardians.


3) Prepare tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results.

4) Prepare, manipulate, and manage extensive databases.

5) Provide assistance in the design of survey instruments such as questionnaires.


6) Screen potential subjects in order to determine their suitability as study participants.

7) Track research participants, and perform any necessary follow-up tasks.

8) Verify the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases; correct any errors.

9) Allocate and manage laboratory space and resources.

10) Design and create special programs for tasks such as statistical analysis and data entry and cleaning.

11) Perform data entry and other clerical work as required for project completion.

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12) Perform needs assessments and/or consult with clients in order to determine the types of research and information that are required.

13) Present research findings to groups of people.

14) Provide assistance with the preparation of project-related reports, manuscripts, and presentations.


15) Supervise the work of survey interviewers.

16) Track laboratory supplies, and expenses such as participant reimbursement.

17) Collect specimens such as blood samples, as required by research projects.

18) Perform descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software.

19) Recruit and schedule research participants.

20) Administer standardized tests to research subjects, and/or interview them in order to collect research data.

21) Code data in preparation for computer entry.

22) Conduct internet-based and library research.

23) Develop and implement research quality control procedures.

Job Description for "Social Science Research Assistant" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Social Science Research Assistant"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  19-4061.00


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