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Social survey researchers

OaSIS code 41403.06

Social survey researchers conduct research, develop policy and implement or administer programs in areas such as employment, immigration, corrections, housing, labour and family services.

Overview

Also known as

  • Social survey researcher (except statistician)

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Develop questionnaires, coordinate and conduct surveys, analyse data, and compile and interpret statistics on social issues and policy areas.

Additional information

  • Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration (40010)
  • Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts (41401)
  • Business development officers and market researchers and analysts (41402)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Coworkers
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
5 - Highest Level
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics
5 - Highest Level
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Consulting firms
  • Educational institutions
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Industry
  • International organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Research institutes
  • Self-employment

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Mathematical Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Numerical Ability
5 - Highest Level
Categorization Flexibility
4 - High Level
Deductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Inductive Reasoning
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Numeracy
5 - Highest Level
Critical Thinking
4 - High Level
Evaluation
4 - High Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
4 - High Level
Oral Communication: Oral Comprehension
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Analytical Thinking
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Concern for Others
4 - Highly important