Social Science Research Assistants’ job description includes assisting social scientists in social science research and in another survey, laboratory work. It also includes assisting in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management and helps prepare findings for publication.
The major tasks of research assistant jobs in social sciences jobs consist of statistical analysis and data entry and cleaning are undertaken by designing and creating special programs, providing help with the preparation of project-related reports and presentations. Also, they prepare reports summarizing research results including data tables, graphs, and fact sheets, perform descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software, and verify the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases, correcting any errors.
For social science research assistant job, one needs a four-year bachelor’s degree but some do not. A good amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is also required for getting a good salary as a research assistant in social science in India.
Knowledge required to perform a research assistant job in social sciences consists of auditing or verifying information or data including compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, and tabulating. In addition to this analyzing data or information, communicating with supervisors, peers or subordinates, and documenting or recording information (entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or in electronic/magnetic form). Additional knowledge of using computers and computer systems to program, write software, set up functions, and enter data or process information is also required.
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