Profession communication scientist

Communication scientists research the different aspects of the planning, collecting, creating, organizing, preserving, using, evaluating and exchanging information through verbal or non-verbal communication. They study the interactions between groups, individuals, and individuals with technologies (robots).

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Artistic
  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Communication

    Exchanging and conveying information, ideas, concepts, thoughts, and feelings through the use of a shared system of words, signs, and semiotic rules via a medium.

  • Media studies

    Academic field dealing with the history, content, and impact of diverse media with a special focus on mass communication.

  • Types of media

    The means of mass communication, such as television, journals, and radio, that reach and influence the majority of the public.

  • Communication studies

    The academic field of study that researches the processes of human interaction and communication through different media and how that communication is interpreted on a political, economic, cultural, social, semiotic, and hermeneutic level.

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

Skills

  • Conduct quantitative research

    Execute a systematic empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical or computational techniques.

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Develop communications strategies

    Manage or contribute to the conception and implementation of an organisation's internal and external communications plans and presentation, including its online presence.

  • Conduct qualitative research

    Gather relevant information by applying systematic methods, such as interviews, focus groups, text analysis, observations and case studies.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Use data processing techniques

    Gather, process and analyse relevant data and information, properly store and update data and represent figures and data using charts and statistical diagrams.

Optional knowledge and skills

advise on public relations anthropology perform market research write scientific papers interview focus groups monitor sociological trends media law advertising techniques develop media strategy advise on communication strategies journalism sociology develop scientific theories content marketing strategy perform public relations apply teaching strategies perform customer management write research proposals conduct public surveys