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Anthropology: Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


Skills and Abilities1

  • Project Planning
  • Grant Proposal Writing
  • Interviewing/Surveying
  • Sampling, gathering and organizing data
  • Examining data and artifacts
  • Conducting field studies
  • Research design and data analysis
  • Summarizing results
  • Strong writing and speaking skills
  • Communication across cultures/languages
  • Recognizing cultural differences/similarities

Knowledge

  • Human behavior, motivation and psychology
  • Esthetics, cultural trends and history of ideas
  • Geographical principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses
  • Principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life
  • Media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
  • Leadership and coordination of people and resources

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development

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