What is a Social Researcher?

Social Researcher Job Description

Social researchers are responsible for planning, designing and conducting social research projects.


They use a variety of computer software to collect and analyze data, which they use to prepare reports.



Typical Job Duties

• Prepare and present proposals for research projects

• Use an appropriate and creative methodology to design and manage research projects

• Offer advice based on the findings of research

• Disseminate and present the results of research

• Advice external organizations on matters concerned with social policy

• Search electronic databases for data

• Develop and test theories

• Apply a variety of research techniques to gather relevant information, including document analysis, surveys, case studies and interviews

• Liaise with and direct field interviewers


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