• Social Science Research Assistants
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Social science research assistants help social scientists with laboratory, survey, and other social science research.

What do they typically do

  • Prepare, manipulate, and manage extensive databases
  • Provide assistance in preparing project-related reports, manuscripts, and presentations
  • Obtain informed consent from research subjects or their guardians
  • Use computer software to perform descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data
  • Check the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases, correcting any errors
  • Prepare tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results
  • Edit and submit protocols and other required research documentation
  • Develop and implement research quality control procedures

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