How to become a social researcher
What does a social researcher do?Social professionals are historical research professionals whose work primarily focuses on the study of human behaviour as well as social institutions and society as a whole. Additional responsibilities include translating text from one language to another.
Duties and tasks
- Accurate translation of source texts in an effort to maintain original meaning.
- Authenticating historical data for inclusion in studies.
- Collect historical data from a variety of sources including archives, newspaper archives, historical indexes, court records and more.
- Performing historical research of a culturally focused nature.
- Taking historical data and interpreting it.
- Transcribing verbal recordings from one language to another while keeping the essence of meaning.
- Working with original or source texts.
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