What is a Social Scientist?

Social Scientist Job Description

Social scientists design and conduct research studies that provide insight into the different ways that individuals, groups and institutions make decisions, exercise power and respond to change.


Through their studies and analysis, social scientists offer insight into the physical, social, and cultural development of humans, as well as the links between human activity and the environment.



Typical Job Duties

• Design and conduct research studies concerning various aspects of human society

• Prepare and test theories relating to various topics concerning human society, such as the connection between the environment and human activity

• Obtain data by performing primary and secondary research activities

• Examine historical data and information

• Evaluate and analyze information and data

• Form conclusions based on analysis of research findings

• Prepare and present reports based on analysis of data and research findings


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