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2442 SOCIOLOGISTS, ANTHROPOLOGISTS AND RELATED PROFESSIONALS
 


    Sociologists, anthropologists and related professionals investigate and describe the social structure of societies, the origin and evolution of humanity, and the interdependence between environmental conditions and human activities, and make the knowledge obtained available as a basis for policy decisions.

    Tasks include -

    (a) conducting research on the origin, development, structure, social patterns, organisations and inter-relationships of human society;

    (b) tracing the origin and evolution of humanity through the study of changing characteristics and cultural and social institutions;

    (c) tracing the development of humanity through the material remains of its past, such as dwellings, temples, tools, pottery, coins, weapons, or sculpture;

    (d) studying physical and climatic aspects of areas and 'regions, and correlating these findings with the economic, social and cultural activities;

    (e) advising on the practical application of these findings in the formulation of economic and social policies for population groups and regions, and for the development of markets;

    (f) preparing scholarly papers and reports;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Anthropologist

  • Archaeologist

  • Ethnologist

  • Geographer

  • Sociologist


   
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