Researches, evaluates, and establishes public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Science and Mathematics pathway.
A person in this career:
- Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
- Directs research characterizing the economic, demographic, health care, social, political, linguistic, and religious institutions of distinct cultural groups, communities, and organizations.
- Writes about and presents research findings.
- Provides advice on proposed programs and policies and their potential impacts on cultural institutions, organizations, and communities.
- Uses text-based database management systems to support the analysis of firsthand observational records or field notes.
- Identifies cultural beliefs and practices affecting health status and access to services for distinct populations and communities.
- Develops intervention procedures, using individual and focus group interviews, consultations, and participant observation of social interaction.
- Constructs and tests data collection methods.
- Conducts research in communities and organizations to assess how work is done and to design work systems, technologies, and environments.
- Identifies general rules that describe how cultures develop and how societies develop and behave.
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