Profession survey enumerator

Survey enumerators perform interviews and fill in forms in order to collect the data provided by interviewees. They can collect information by phone, mail, personal visits or on the street. They conduct and help the interviewees administer the information that the interviewer is interested in having, usually related to demographic information for governmental statistical purposes.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Information confidentiality

    The mechanisms and regulations which allow for selective access control and guarantee that only authorised parties (people, processes, systems and devices) have access to data, the way to comply with confidential information and the risks of non-compliance.

  • 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.

  • Survey techniques

    Techniques on how to identify a target audience, choose the right survey method and analyse the data.

  • Interview techniques

    The techniques for getting information out of people by asking the right questions in the right way and to make them feel comfortable.

Skills

  • Prepare survey report

    Gather the analysed data from the survey and write a detailed report on the outcome of the survey.

  • Adhere to questionnaires

    Follow and ask the questions laid out in questionnaires when interviewing somebody.

  • Document interviews

    Record, write, and capture answers and information collected during interviews for processing and analysis using shorthand or technical equipment.

  • Interview people

    Interview people in a range of different circumstances.

  • Tabulate survey results

    Collate and organise the answers gathered in interviews or polls in order to be analysed and draw conclusions from them.

  • Fill out forms

    Fill out forms of a different nature with accurate information, legible calligraphy, and within a timely manner.

  • Respond to enquiries

    Respond to enquiries and requests for information from other organisations and members of the public.

  • Capture people's attention

    Approach people and draw their attention to a subject presented to them or to get information from them.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

Optional knowledge and skills

opinion poll polling techniques data quality assessment explain interview purposes market research revise questionnaires use office systems use shorthand politics communicate by telephone demography evaluate interview reports statistics use microsoft office national population census psychology present reports perform data analysis conduct public surveys design questionnaires manage needs for stationery items visual presentation techniques operate gps systems

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