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Social and humanities scientists

Social and humanities scientists study and analyse human behaviour and the origin, structure and characteristics of language; undertake research in areas such as sociology, economics, politics, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, the arts; organise the collection of qualitative and quantitative information, and perform subsequent analyses.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Addresses conferences and publishes articles detailing the methodology and results of research undertaken.
  • Undertakes analyses of data, presents results of research to sponsors, the media and other interested organisations.
  • Administers questionnaires, carries out interviews, organises focus groups and implements other social research tools.
  • Identifies, compiles and analyses economic, demographic, legal, political, social and other data to address research objectives.
  • Traces the evolution of word and language forms, compares grammatical structures and analyses the relationships between ancient, parent and modern languages.
  • Undertakes research across the humanities that furthers understanding of human culture and creativity.
  • Studies society and the manner in which people behave and impact upon the world.

Desired Skills

Reading Comprehension, Writing, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Active Learning, Speaking, Science, Learning Strategies, Mathematics, Monitoring

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