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My Skills identified by Alaska’s Job Center

The State of Alaska has a new system that identifies skills. Mine include the following. But really, anyone who has been a graduate teaching assistant has had to gain a lot of these skills; anyone who has had to write papers has had to learn typing; anyone who has had to work their way through college has had to learn much of this; anyone who attends a college like Beloit College has been afforded the chance to learn skills of thinking and multidisciplinary approaches; anyone who has been a Girl Scout summer camp counselor, not once but returning, can do almost anything.

[I should re-do this to see what else I’ve learned.]
1. Access media advertising services
2. Accommodate requests of passengers
3. Account for or dispense funds
4. Achieve special lighting or sound effects
5. Adapt activities to meet participant needs
6. Adapt course of study to meet student needs
7. Adhere to safety procedures
8. Adjust computer operation system
9. Administer tests to determine qualifications
10. Advise animal owners regarding treatment of animals
11. Advise clients in emergency situations
12. Advise clients on financial matters
13. Advise clients or customers
14. Advise customer on substitution of parts
15. Advise enforcement personnel on environmental standards
16. Advise families with household problems
17. Advise governmental or industrial personnel
18. Advise other medical practitioners on disease-related issues
19. Advise planning officials concerning regional or urban projects
20. Advise students
21. Advise volunteers or leaders to ensure program quality or effectiveness
22. Align or adjust clearances of mechanical components or parts
23. Analyze artifacts to determine age or cultural identity
24. Analyze biological research, test, or analysis data
25. Analyze budgets
26. Analyze business, scientific, or technical problems in electronic data processing systems
27. Analyze chemical experimental, test, or analysis data or findings
28. Analyze data on curricula or instructional methods
29. Analyze data to discover facts in case
30. Analyze data to identify personnel problems
31. Analyze ecosystem data
32. Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
33. Analyze financial data
34. Analyze financial information to project future revenues or expense
35. Analyze geological research data
36. Analyze market or delivery systems
37. Analyze medical data
38. Analyze member participation or changes in congregation emphasis
39. Analyze organizational operating practices or procedures
40. Analyze programs using workflow chart or diagram
41. Analyze project proposal to determine feasibility, cost, or time
42. Analyze recipes
43. Analyze sales activities or trends
44. Analyze scientific research data or investigative findings
45. Analyze social or economic data
46. Analyze soil to determine type or quantity of fertilizer required
47. Analyze spatial data
48. Analyze survey data to forecast enrollment changes
49. Analyze technical data, designs, or preliminary specifications
50. Analyze test data
51. Analyze the past as recorded in sources
52. Analyze workflow
53. Answer customer or public inquiries
54. Answer questions from employees or public
55. Apply cleaning solvents
56. Apply field experience to classroom teaching
57. Appraise, evaluate, or inventory real property or equipment
58. Approve product design or changes
59. Arbitrate personnel disputes
60. Arrange decorations or furniture for banquets or social functions
61. Arrange delivery schedules
62. Arrange for financing
63. Arrange for transportation or accommodations
64. Arrange for trial installations of equipment
65. Arrange library materials
66. Arrange merchandise display
67. Arrange teleconference calls
68. Assemble advertising displays
69. Assess educational potential or need of students
70. Assess script quality
71. Assess staff or applicant skill levels
72. Assign work to staff or employees
73. Assist clients in understanding personal or interactive problems
74. Assist co-workers with software problems
75. Assist handicapped persons
76. Assist individuals into or out of vehicles, boats, aircraft, or rides
77. Assist passengers to store luggage
78. Assist patrons in finding materials
79. Assist patrons or passengers to find seats
80. Assist with business or managerial research
81. Assist with legal research
82. Assume responsibility for safety of group
83. Assure quality control in printing processes
84. Attach or mark identification onto products or containers
85. Bake breads, rolls, or other baked goods
86. Balance cash register
87. Block knitted garments
88. Calculate headline size or count
89. Calculate monetary exchange
90. Calculate rates for organization’s products or services
91. Calibrate business, vending, or related equipment
92. Calibrate or adjust electronic equipment or instruments to specification
93. Call on customers to solicit new business
94. Carry baggage
95. Carry equipment, luggage or cases
96. Carry messages or packages
97. Carve meat or bone fish or fowl
98. Catalog or classify materials or artifacts
99. Categorize occupational, educational, or employment information
100. Change linen
101. Check hardware or software to determine reliability
102. Classify information according to content or purpose
103. Classify plants, animals, or other natural phenomena
104. Clean linens
105. Clean rooms or work areas
106. Code data from records
107. Collate printed materials
108. Collect academic research data
109. Collect clinical data
110. Collect deposit or payment
111. Collect details for stories or articles
112. Collect fees
113. Collect geographic or physical data
114. Collect overdue bills
115. Collect payment
116. Collect samples for testing
117. Collect scientific or technical data
118. Collect social or personal information
119. Collect statistical data
120. Communicate student progress
121. Communicate technical information
122. Communicate visually or verbally
123. Communicate with customers or employees to disseminate information
124. Compare findings with specifications to ensure conformance to standards
125. Compare pitch of musical instrument with specified pitch of tuning tool
126. Compare shipment contents to records
127. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials
128. Compile data for financial reports
129. Compile data on economic, social, or physical factors affecting land use
130. Compile data on human physique, social customs, or artifacts
131. Compile data related to social service programs
132. Compile evidence for court actions
133. Compile historical data by consulting sources
134. Compile information through interviews
135. Compile itinerary of planned meetings or activities
136. Compile numerical or statistical data
137. Complete time or attendance forms
138. Compute financial data
139. Compute property equity
140. Compute taxes
141. Conduct analyses or tests of organic compounds
142. Conduct analyses to determine physical properties of materials
143. Conduct computer diagnostics to determine nature of problems
144. Conduct field trips
145. Conduct financial investigations
146. Conduct fire hazard inspections
147. Conduct fund raising activities
148. Conduct geological surveys
149. Conduct laboratory research or experiments
150. Conduct land surveys
151. Conduct market research
152. Conduct nuclear research
153. Conduct or attend staff meetings
154. Conduct organizational studies
155. Conduct parent conferences
156. Conduct performance testing
157. Conduct research into the relationship between time or space
158. Conduct research on work-related topics
159. Conduct sales presentations
160. Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
161. Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
162. Conduct survey research of specified populations
163. Conduct topographical surveys
164. Conduct training for personnel
165. Confer with authorities or community groups
166. Confer with customer representatives
167. Confer with customer to determine material or garment style desired
168. Confer with engineering, technical or manufacturing personnel
169. Confer with management or users
170. Confer with managers, instructors, or customer representatives
171. Confer with other departmental heads to coordinate activities
172. Confer with personnel to discuss security violations or programming
173. Confer with research personnel
174. Confer with sales or purchasing personnel
175. Confer with vendors
176. Consult with customers concerning needs
177. Consult with managerial or supervisory personnel
178. Consult with parents or school personnel to determine student needs
179. Consult with parents or teachers to develop programs
180. Consult with staff or users to identify operating procedure problems
181. Convert information into instructional program
182. Convey cargo by hand truck
183. Convey moods or emotions through writing
184. Cook food requiring short preparation time
185. Cook in quantity
186. Cook meals
187. Coordinate activities of assistants
188. Coordinate banquets, meetings or related events
189. Coordinate educational content
190. Coordinate employee continuing education programs
191. Coordinate engineering project activities
192. Coordinate instructional outcomes
193. Coordinate recreational activities
194. Coordinate social service activities with resource providers
195. Coordinate staff or activities in clerical support setting
196. Coordinate through subordinate supervisory personnel
197. Cover surfaces with masking tape or drop cloths
198. Create mathematical or statistical diagrams or charts
199. Cut or trim fabric or leather
200. Cut, trim, or clean meat, or carcasses
201. Date stamp messages, mail, or other information
202. Decide how to store valuable historical documents
203. Decorate using hand or power tools
204. Delegate appropriate administrative support activities
205. Deliver or obtain mail, messages, records, food or other items
206. Demonstrate goods or services
207. Demonstrate or explain assembly or use of equipment
208. Demonstrate physical activities
209. Describe artifacts
210. Describe points of interest to tour group
211. Design advertising layouts
212. Design classroom presentations
213. Design data security systems
214. Design equipment, apparatus, or instruments for scientific research
215. Design office layout
216. Design systems in cooperation with colleagues
217. Design waste recovery methods
218. Detect discrepancies on records or reports
219. Detect infractions of rules
220. Determine customer needs
221. Determine film exposure settings
222. Determine food or beverage costs
223. Determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution
224. Determine installation, service, or repair needed
225. Determine loaded cargo complies with regulations or specifications
226. Determine locale or period of story
227. Determine placement part required
228. Determine program eligibility
229. Determine project methods and procedures
230. Determine reasonable prices
231. Determine regulatory limitations on project
232. Determine specifications
233. Determine specifications or testing procedures
234. Determine tax liability according to prescribed laws
235. Determine the effects of pollution
236. Determine what additional materials to order
237. Determine work priority, crew or equipment requirements
238. Develop advertising strategy
239. Develop arts-related information or index systems
240. Develop budgets
241. Develop community programs
242. Develop computer performance standards
243. Develop course or training objectives
244. Develop instructional materials
245. Develop maintenance schedules
246. Develop marketing strategy
247. Develop new office forms
248. Develop or maintain budgeting databases
249. Develop or maintain databases
250. Develop plans for programs or projects
251. Develop policies, procedures, methods, or standards
252. Develop pricing strategy
253. Develop purchasing policies or procedures
254. Develop records management system
255. Develop scientific or mathematical hypotheses, theories, or laws
256. Develop tables depicting data
257. Develop teaching aids
258. Develop training evaluation procedures
259. Develop training programs
260. Develop travel itinerary
261. Dig holes or trenches for foundations, posts, poles, or related items
262. Direct and coordinate activities of workers or staff
263. Direct and coordinate financial activities
264. Direct and coordinate food or beverage preparation
265. Direct and coordinate scientific research or investigative studies
266. Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
267. Direct passengers to designated locations
268. Direct personnel in support of engineering activities
269. Disburse checks to satisfy accounts payable
270. Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations
271. Discuss advertising strategies
272. Discuss conservation or related land use plans with land users
273. Disseminate knowledge of literature or languages
274. Distinguish colors
275. Distribute correspondence or mail
276. Document provision of administrative services
277. Draft laws or legislation
278. Draw designs, letters, or lines
279. Draw maps or charts
280. Draw prototypes, plans, or maps to scale
281. Draw up agreements in accordance with laws
282. Drive automobile, van, or light truck
283. Edit written material
284. Empathize with others during counseling or related services
285. Encourage group participation
286. Encourage patients to participate in activities
287. Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
288. Ensure compliance with government regulations
289. Ensure correct grammar, punctuation, or spelling
290. Enter time sheet information
291. Entertain patients
292. Escort group on city or establishment tours
293. Escort pedestrians across street
294. Establish and maintain relationships with community organizations
295. Establish and maintain relationships with health specialists or civic groups
296. Establish and maintain relationships with students
297. Establish and maintain relationships with team members
298. Establish educational policy or academic codes
299. Establish employee performance standards
300. Establish policy or laws
301. Establish recruiting procedures
302. Estimate cost for repair services
303. Estimate costs or price arrangements
304. Estimate delivery dates
305. Estimate time needed for project
306. Estimate travel rates or expenses
307. Evaluate advertising promotions
308. Evaluate applicant qualifications for licensure
309. Evaluate client progress against measurable recorded goals
310. Evaluate computer system user requests or requirements
311. Evaluate documents or manuscripts
312. Evaluate educational outcomes
313. Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
314. Evaluate governmental regulations or laws
315. Evaluate importance of incoming telephone calls
316. Evaluate information from employment interviews
317. Evaluate length, content, or suitability of program for broadcast
318. Evaluate management programs
319. Evaluate office operations
320. Evaluate patient’s skills or capacities
321. Evaluate performance of employees or contract personnel
322. Evaluate photographs or art objects
323. Evaluate premises for cleanliness
324. Evaluate product quality for sales activities
325. Evaluate qualifications or eligibility of applicant for employment
326. Evaluate reliability of source information
327. Evaluate significance of historical data
328. Evaluate student performance
329. Evaluate training materials
330. Evaluate training programs or instructors
331. Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
332. Examine biological or other material specimens under microscope
333. Examine documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
334. Examine evidence to determine if it will support charges
335. Examine expenditures to ensure activities are within budget
336. Examine files or documents to obtain information
337. Examine permits or licenses to ensure compliance with requirements
338. Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications
339. Examine returned parts for defects
340. Explain genetic data
341. Explain government laws or regulations
342. Explain government rules or policies
343. Explain products to customer representatives
344. Explain rules, policies or regulations
345. Explain what financial assistance is available
346. Explain work orders, specifications, or work techniques to workers
347. Feed or water animals
348. File or retrieve paper documents and related materials
349. File, sand, grind, or polish metal or plastic objects
350. Fill out business or government forms
351. Fill out purchase requisitions
352. Follow confidentiality procedures
353. Follow copyright laws
354. Follow data security procedures
355. Follow data storage procedures
356. Follow recipes
357. Follow safe waste disposal procedures
358. Follow sport rules or techniques
359. Follow tax laws or regulations
360. Forecast or predict phenomena based upon research data
361. Formulate writing approach through analysis of advertising trends
362. Gather relevant financial data
363. Grade, classify, or sort products according to specifications
364. Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers
365. Groom animals
366. Hand harvest agricultural crops
367. Hand out samples or presents
368. Hire, discharge, transfer, or promote workers
369. Identify animal species
370. Identify appropriate software for project
371. Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
372. Identify best product for customer’s needs
373. Identify diseased, weak or undesirable trees
374. Identify financial risks to company
375. Identify home safety hazards
376. Identify interests of publication readers
377. Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
378. Identify needs of communication-impaired persons
379. Identify nutritional value of foods
380. Identify plant characteristics
381. Identify potential markets
382. Identify problems or improvements
383. Identify properties of rocks or minerals
384. Identify properties of soil or water samples
385. Identify supplier with best bid
386. Identify training needs
387. Implement computer system changes
388. Implement recruiting procedures
389. Implement staff policies
390. Improve methods for worker selection or promotion
391. Index information resources
392. Inform clients of fluctuations affecting account
393. Insert mail into slots of mail rack
394. Inspect account books or system for efficiency, effectiveness, or acceptability
395. Inspect equipment or vehicles for cleanliness or damage
396. Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory compliance
397. Inspect merchandise to determine value
398. Inspect museum pieces
399. Inspect outgoing mail for conformance to standards or accuracy
400. Inspect premises or structure for evidence of deterioration or damage
401. Inspect products or systems for regulatory compliance
402. Inspect property
403. Inspect waste disposal or treatment facilities for regulatory compliance
404. Install computer programs
405. Install electronic power, communication, control, or security equipment or systems
406. Install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
407. Install household appliances
408. Install office, vending or related equipment
409. Install security measures
410. Install, maintain, or repair electronics manufacturing equipment
411. Instruct customers in product installation, use, or repair
412. Instruct on topics such as health education or disease prevention
413. Instruct participants in recreational activities
414. Interpret ability or achievement test results
415. Interpret aerial photographs
416. Interpret artifacts, architectural features, or types of structures
417. Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
418. Interpret information to formulate story ideas
419. Interpret laws or legislation
420. Interpret maps for architecture, construction, or engineering project
421. Interpret technical information for written materials
422. Interview client to obtain additional tax information
423. Interview customers
424. Interview job applicants
425. Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
426. Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
427. Investigate customer complaints
428. Issue identification documents to employees, members, or visitors
429. Issue licenses or permits
430. Issue supplies, materials, or equipment
431. Judge distances
432. Judge quality of facilities or service
433. Judge soil conditions
434. Knead, shape, cut, or roll food products by hand
435. Lead individuals or groups to tour locations
436. Lead indoor or outdoor games
437. Lead recreational activities
438. Learn trends in world trade
439. Load tapes, disks or paper into computers or peripherals
440. Locate puncture in tubeless tires or inner tubes
441. Locate sources of supply for purchasing
442. Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
443. Maintain account records
444. Maintain appointment calendar
445. Maintain awareness of social trends
446. Maintain balance sheets
447. Maintain client-server database
448. Maintain cooperative relationships with clients
449. Maintain cooperative working relationships within community service
450. Maintain customer records
451. Maintain daily logs or records
452. Maintain duplicating equipment
453. Maintain educational records, reports, or files
454. Maintain equipment service records
455. Maintain established procedures concerning quality assurance
456. Maintain file of job openings
457. Maintain group discipline in an educational setting
458. Maintain inspection tools or equipment
459. Maintain insurance records
460. Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
461. Maintain inventory of office forms
462. Maintain inventory of supplies
463. Maintain job descriptions
464. Maintain laboratory or field equipment
465. Maintain legal forms
466. Maintain or repair computers or related equipment
467. Maintain or repair work tools or equipment
468. Maintain physical building or grounds of property
469. Maintain production or work records
470. Maintain record of organization expenses
471. Maintain records, reports, or files
472. Maintain relationships with agency personnel or community organizations
473. Maintain relationships with clients
474. Maintain relationships with students
475. Maintain repair records
476. Maintain safe environment for children
477. Maintain safe work environment
478. Maintain telephone logs
479. Maintain travel expense accounts
480. Make decisions
481. Make education presentations
482. Make minor repairs to mechanical equipment
483. Make presentations
484. Make presentations on financial matters
485. Make presentations on health or medical issues
486. Make revenue forecasts
487. Make travel reservations
488. Manage classroom activities (art, drama, music or related)
489. Manage contracts
490. Manage contracts
491. Manage inventories or supplies
492. Mark items for acceptance or rejection, according to conformance to specifications
493. Match clients to community resources
494. Measure air quality
495. Measure catch to ensure compliance with legal size
496. Measure or weigh ingredients for food preparation
497. Measure, weigh, or count products or materials
498. Mentor co-workers in school or educational setting
499. Mix drinks or flavors for mixed drinks
500. Mix paint, ingredients, or chemicals, according to specifications
501. Modify recipes to produce specific food products
502. Modify work procedures or processes to meet deadlines
503. Monitor and control library resources
504. Monitor and control museum or institution resources
505. Monitor children to detect signs of ill health or emotional disturbance
506. Monitor client progress
507. Monitor climatic or soil conditions
508. Monitor computer operation
509. Monitor consumer or marketing trends
510. Monitor contract performance
511. Monitor currency, coin, or checks in cash drawer
512. Monitor facilities or equipment
513. Monitor lodging or dining facility operations to ensure regulation
514. Monitor materials or supplies
515. Monitor operation of document sorting machine
516. Monitor operational budget
517. Monitor operations to verify conformance to standards
518. Monitor soil responses to management practices
519. Monitor student classroom activities
520. Monitor student progress
521. Monitor the chemical action of substances
522. Monitor training costs
523. Monitor use of computer data files to safeguard information
524. Monitor worker performance
525. Motivate people
526. Motivate team members to excel
527. Motivate workers to achieve work goals
528. Move materials or goods between work areas
529. Move or fit heavy objects
530. Negotiate business contracts
531. Negotiate payment arrangements with customers
532. Negotiate term of sale or services with customer
533. Negotiate with federal and state agencies and other political organizations
534. Note discrepancies in financial records
535. Notify kitchen personnel of food orders, shortages, or special orders
536. Observe plants, flowers, shrubs or trees to ascertain condition
537. Observe weather conditions
538. Obtain information from clients, customers, or patients
539. Obtain information from individuals
540. Obtain land survey data using surveying instruments
541. Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
542. Obtain travel information for clients
543. Operate audio-visual equipment
544. Operate baking equipment
545. Operate bindery equipment
546. Operate bookkeeping machines
547. Operate business machines
548. Operate calculating devices
549. Operate collating machine
550. Operate cooking equipment
551. Operate crushing or grinding machine
552. Operate duplicating equipment
553. Operate food preparation equipment
554. Operate graphic reproduction equipment
555. Operate highway passenger vehicles
556. Operate land or site surveying instruments
557. Operate laundering or dry cleaning equipment
558. Operate precision test equipment
559. Operate printing equipment/machinery
560. Operate scanner
561. Operate sewing machine
562. Operate sound-reproducing or recording equipment
563. Operate specialized equipment in chemical laboratory
564. Operate specialized photo equipment
565. Operate woodworking equipment/machinery
566. Order or purchase supplies, materials, or equipment
567. Organize commercial artistic or design projects
568. Organize educational material or ideas
569. Organize esteem building activities for children
570. Organize journalistic or literary data
571. Organize reference materials
572. Organize social behavior learning activities
573. Organize story elements
574. Organize training procedure manuals
575. Orient new employees
576. Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
577. Oversee sales programs
578. Oversee work progress to verify safety or conformance to standards
579. Package goods for shipment or storage
580. Page or announce information to patrons, passengers or others
581. Paint walls or other structural surfaces
582. Participate in appeals hearings
583. Participate in recreational activities
584. Participate in staff training programs
585. Paste up materials to be printed
586. Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking
587. Perform clerical duties including typing, accepting orders, or sorting mail
588. Perform general financial analysis
589. Perform minor repairs to hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
590. Perform office equipment maintenance not requiring service call
591. Perform statistical analysis
592. Perform statistical analysis in physical science or geological research
593. Perform statistical modeling
594. Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
595. Perform typing or data entry for extended duration
596. Perform varied measurements
597. Place food on dishes or trays or in takeout bags
598. Place radioactive waste in disposal containers
599. Plan art or museum exhibits
600. Plan computer security measures
601. Plan for entertainment or dining activities
602. Plan forestation, reforestation, or range revegetation projects
603. Plan meal presentations
604. Plan meetings or conferences
605. Plan menus
606. Plan or organize work
607. Plan scientific research or investigative studies
608. Plan student extra-curricular activities
609. Plan study of work problems or procedures
610. Plan surveys of specified group or area
611. Plan training procedures
612. Position, align, or level machines, equipment, or structures
613. Practice creative writing – development
614. Prepare appetizers, salads, or cold dishes
615. Prepare artwork for camera or press
616. Prepare audio-visual teaching aids
617. Prepare audit reports or recommendations
618. Prepare bank deposits
619. Prepare beverages
620. Prepare billing statements
621. Prepare biological specimens for examination
622. Prepare budget reports
623. Prepare contract documents
624. Prepare correspondence relating to financial discrepancies
625. Prepare cost estimates
626. Prepare educational reports
627. Prepare environmental impact or related environmental reports
628. Prepare financial reports
629. Prepare instruction manuals
630. Prepare instructions for workers
631. Prepare list of prospective customers
632. Prepare long term or short term plans
633. Prepare meeting agenda
634. Prepare or maintain employee records
635. Prepare periodic reports comparing budgeted costs to actual costs
636. Prepare promotional plans
637. Prepare recommendations based upon research
638. Prepare records of customer charges
639. Prepare rental or lease agreement
640. Prepare reports
641. Prepare reports for management
642. Prepare reports of inspections
643. Prepare reports of property or facility status
644. Prepare required government reports
645. Prepare safety reports
646. Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
647. Prepare tax reports
648. Prepare tax returns
649. Prepare technical reports identifying results of research
650. Prepare technical reports or related documentation
651. Prepare travel vouchers
652. Prepare workflow chart
653. Present commentary or news in broadcast medium
654. Present research papers or dissertations on health science issues
655. Present research papers or dissertations on physical science issues
656. Press garment or fabric
657. Price items on menu
658. Price merchandise
659. Process account invoices
660. Process invoices
661. Process mail through postage machine
662. Process or prepare travel forms
663. Process orders for merchandise
664. Process payroll documents, records, or checks
665. Process returned merchandise
666. Promote objectives of institution to associations, agencies, or community groups
667. Proofread printed or written material
668. Provide advice on food or drug storage or use
669. Provide advice on rural or urban land use
670. Provide clerical assistance to customers or patients
671. Provide customer service
672. Provide directions or other information to visitors
673. Provide expert testimony on research results
674. Provide guests with assistance
675. Provide information about facilities
676. Provide technical computer training
677. Provide technical support to computer users
678. Publicize job openings
679. Purchase food or beverages
680. Purchase office equipment or furniture
681. Purchase property management or maintenance equipment or supplies
682. Rate ability of applicant
683. Read maps
684. Read measuring or metering devices used in forestry
685. Read surveying instruments to measure property
686. Read tape measure
687. Read travel rate schedule
688. Read utilities metering devices
689. Read vehicle manufacturer’s specifications
690. Receive customer orders
691. Receive or disburse cash related to payments received
692. Receive verbal instructions as to food order
693. Recognize interrelationships among individuals or social groups
694. Recognize interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
695. Recognize physical or emotional abuse
696. Recognize plant diseases
697. Recognize public safety hazards
698. Recognize soil erosion patterns
699. Recognize student learning levels
700. Recognize student problems
701. Recognize tree or forest plant species
702. Recommend action to ensure compliance
703. Recommend customer payment plan
704. Recommend further study or action based on research data
705. Recommend improvements to work methods or procedures
706. Recommend modifications to educational programs
707. Recommend personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
708. Recommend purchase or repair of furnishings or equipment
709. Recommend purchase, repair, or modification of equipment
710. Recommend software or hardware purchases
711. Recommend solutions of administrative problems
712. Reconcile or balance financial records
713. Reconstruct record of past human life
714. Record client’s personal data
715. Record historical information
716. Record student progress
717. Record test results, test procedures, or inspection data
718. Recruit employees
719. Refer applicant to other hiring personnel
720. Refer clients to community services or resources
721. Refer clients to job openings
722. Relate to clients’ socioeconomic conditions
723. Relay information to proper officials
724. Remove stains from fabric or carpet
725. Rent item to customer
726. Repair and maintain grounds keeping equipment and tools
727. Repair or install tires
728. Repair or maintain office, vending, or related equipment
729. Repair tears or defects in fabrics, garments, or leather products
730. Replenish supplies of food, tableware or linen
731. Request customer order
732. Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
733. Research health improvement issues
734. Research human or animal disease
735. Research information for news programs
736. Research property records
737. Research topics for programs
738. Resolve behavioral or academic problems
739. Resolve computer program operational problems
740. Resolve customer or public complaints
741. Resolve engineering or science problems
742. Resolve or assist workers to resolve work problems
743. Resolve personnel problems or grievances
744. Resolve problems in educational settings
745. Resolve symbolic formulations in data processing applications
746. Resolve worker or management conflicts
747. Restore photographs
748. Retrieve files or charts
749. Retrieve or place goods from/into storage
750. Review data on insurance applications or policies
751. Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
752. Review film, recordings, or rehearsals
753. Review insurance policies to determine appropriate coverage
754. Review laws
755. Revise or correct errors in computer programs, software, or systems
756. Route computer output to specified users
757. Route multi-line telephone calls
758. Schedule activities, classes, or events
759. Schedule employee work hours
760. Schedule facility or property maintenance
761. Schedule meetings or appointments
762. Schedule or contract meeting facilities
763. Schedule student field trips
764. Schedule training
765. Schedule work to meet deadlines
766. Seek out applicants to fill job openings
767. Select applicants meeting qualifications
768. Select business applications for computers
769. Select food or beverage samples with specific characteristics
770. Select materials or tools
771. Select method of instruction
772. Select software for clerical activities
773. Select teaching materials to meet student needs
774. Select tenants for rental properties
775. Sell merchandise
776. Sell products or services
777. Sell products through advertising
778. Serve food or beverages
779. Service vehicle with water, fuel, or oil
780. Set flares, flags, lanterns or torpedoes during emergency stops
781. Set or clear tables in dining areas
782. Set page layout or composition
783. Set up or calibrate laboratory equipment
784. Sew by hand
785. Sharpen metal objects
786. Sketch or draw subjects or items
787. Solicit orders from established or new customers
788. Solicit support from officials or public
789. Solve problems in human relations
790. Sort articles for laundry or dry cleaning
791. Sort books, publications, or other items
792. Sort mail letters or packages
793. Spray water, steam, or air over fabric or leather
794. Spread fabric or clothing article on worktable or ironing board
795. Sterilize or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment
796. Sterilize or disinfect instruments
797. Stock or organize goods
798. Study artifacts, architectural features, or structures
799. Study development of plants, animals, or microscopic organisms
800. Study structure or properties of submicroscopic matter
801. Study time, motion, or work methods of workers
802. Supervise advertising or public relations staff
803. Supervise clerical or administrative personnel
804. Supervise student extra-curricular activities
805. Supply guests with information or services
806. Take inventory to identify items to be reordered
807. Take meeting notes
808. Take messages
809. Teach college level courses
810. Teach health personnel
811. Teach individuals work-related techniques or skills
812. Teach others how to use audio-visual materials
813. Teach post high school non-college courses
814. Teach principles of medicine or laboratory procedures
815. Test air quality, noise, temperature, or radiation
816. Test air to detect toxic gases
817. Test computer programs or systems
818. Test data communications hardware or software
819. Test food to determine that it is cooked
820. Test historical authenticity of various materials
821. Train instructors in training techniques
822. Train workers in use of computer and related equipment
823. Train workers in use of equipment
824. Transcribe spoken or written information
825. Translate written or spoken language
826. Transport passengers or cargo
827. Tune musical instruments
828. Type document from machine transcription
829. Type letters or correspondence
830. Understand animal habits or needs
831. Understand computer equipment operating manuals
832. Understand drug products
833. Understand food processing directions
834. Understand government health, hotel or food service regulations
835. Understand government labor or employment regulations
836. Understand measuring devices
837. Understand printed text, musical notation, or customer instructions
838. Understand properties of gases or liquids
839. Understand property documents
840. Understand second language
841. Understand technical operating, service or repair manuals
842. Use accounting or bookkeeping software
843. Use agency mission as a guideline in social services delivery
844. Use basic carpentry techniques
845. Use behavior modification techniques
846. Use biological research techniques
847. Use biological testing instruments
848. Use building or land use regulations
849. Use cash registers
850. Use characteristics of graphic design materials
851. Use chemical processing emergency procedures
852. Use chemical testing or analysis procedures
853. Use classroom management techniques
854. Use computer application flow charts
855. Use computer graphics design software
856. Use computer networking technology
857. Use computer to transcribe testimony
858. Use computers to enter, access and retrieve financial data
859. Use computers to enter, access or retrieve data
860. Use computers to enter, access or retrieve educational data
861. Use conflict resolution techniques
862. Use counseling techniques
863. Use creativity in graphics
864. Use current social research
865. Use desktop publishing software
866. Use electronic calibration devices
867. Use field notes in technical drawings
868. Use first aid procedures
869. Use forestry, range, or other public land management techniques
870. Use freight shipping or storage procedures
871. Use geographic positioning system (GPS)
872. Use geographical information system (GIS) software
873. Use government regulations
874. Use graphic arts techniques
875. Use graphs to explain results of statistical analyses
876. Use hand iron
877. Use hand or power tools
878. Use hand or power woodworking tools
879. Use hazardous disposal techniques
880. Use hazardous materials information
881. Use health or sanitation standards
882. Use industry terms or concepts
883. Use information from previous employers to determine applicant acceptability
884. Use interpersonal communication techniques
885. Use interviewing procedures
886. Use intuitive judgment for engineering analyses
887. Use inventory control procedures
888. Use journalistic interviewing techniques
889. Use knives
890. Use knowledge of dental terminology
891. Use knowledge of economic trends
892. Use knowledge of environmental laws and regulations
893. Use knowledge of food handling rules
894. Use knowledge of geographic coordinates
895. Use knowledge of historical periods or events
896. Use knowledge of investigation techniques
897. Use knowledge of mainframe computers
898. Use knowledge of medical terminology
899. Use knowledge of metric system
900. Use knowledge of multi-media technology
901. Use knowledge of nursing terminology
902. Use knowledge of relevant laws
903. Use knowledge of sales contracts
904. Use knowledge of vivisection
905. Use knowledge of written communication in sales work
906. Use labor market information
907. Use laboratory equipment
908. Use land surveying techniques
909. Use leather fabrication or repair equipment
910. Use library or online Internet research techniques
911. Use local or regional geographical knowledge to transportation
912. Use marketing techniques
913. Use mathematical or statistical methods to identify or analyze problems
914. Use measuring devices in professional photography
915. Use measuring instruments to collect geological data
916. Use medical lab techniques
917. Use merchandising techniques
918. Use meteorological equipment or instruments
919. Use microscope
920. Use motivational techniques in education
921. Use negotiation techniques
922. Use non-destructive test equipment
923. Use nutrition research techniques
924. Use oral or written communication techniques
925. Use photogrammetric techniques
926. Use photographic materials
927. Use physical science research techniques
928. Use pollution control techniques
929. Use portable hand spray equipment
930. Use power mower
931. Use product knowledge to market goods
932. Use project management techniques
933. Use public speaking techniques
934. Use quality assurance techniques
935. Use quantitative research methods
936. Use relational database software
937. Use research methodology procedures in health care
938. Use research methodology procedures in legal cases or issues
939. Use research methodology procedures within manufacturing or commerce
940. Use sales techniques
941. Use sanitation practices in health care settings
942. Use scientific research methodology
943. Use secretarial procedures
944. Use spreadsheet software
945. Use statistics in food research
946. Use teaching techniques
947. Use telephone communication techniques
948. Use time management techniques
949. Use total quality management practices
950. Use word processing or desktop publishing software
951. Verify bank or financial transactions
952. Verify cargo against shipping papers
953. Verify completeness or accuracy of data
954. Verify data from invoices to ensure accuracy
955. Verify investigative information
956. Verify levelness or verticality, using level or plumb bob
957. Verify signatures for financial transactions
958. Verify sources or documentation for stories
959. Verify ticket or pass
960. Wash dishes, glassware, or related utensils
961. Weigh patients
962. Work as a team member
963. Work with management or employees to improve organizational system
964. Work with public in selecting books or materials
965. Work with public in using reference tools or finding materials
966. Wrap products
967. Write administrative procedures services manual
968. Write advertising copy
969. Write business correspondence
970. Write business project or bid proposals
971. Write employee orientation or training materials
972. Write headlines
973. Write legal correspondence
974. Write news analysis commentary, column, or script
975. Write news stories for publication
976. Write public sector or educational grant proposals
977. Write research or project grant proposals
978. Write sales or informational speeches
979. Write scholarly or technical research papers
980. Write story copy
981. Write technical specifications for computer systems, software or applications

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Readings for analysis and interpretation, sciencing

turning book pages I acquired the original set of readings through recommendations from my Oxford tutor. I added others from my own experience, especially browsing authentic bookstores and open stack libraries. I combined them into a set for teaching a university course in statistical methods– Readings for quantitative analysis and interpretation in biocultural science, human biology, anthropology

The course was an empirical introduction to analytical approaches to anthropological data. Basically, I wanted real-world approaches to learn critical thinking– sciencing. The course was designed for students without a strong numerical or an introductory statistics background. The daily newspaper was itself a source for analysis and discussion.


I also had a set of cartoons to illustrate statistical concepts, such as Sid Harris, Probability: if you have 5 dogs, 3 will be asleep

There may be more recent texts to base a course upon, however, almost nothing supersedes the classics. I think it’s Ingle (or Bevridge) that always has me laughing out loud.

Related previous posts are

Proximate goals were:

  • read the newspaper correctly.
  • understand the basis of readings assigned in university anthropology courses and in research.
  • ask anthropological questions of a statistician.
  • communicate to others what you’ve learned, in words and pictures, using computer assistance.

We began with:

  • What are facts and figures? and
  • learn descriptive, inferential, and exploratory analysis of ‘data’.

In the process, we examined:

  • why anthropologists would want to display, test, qualify, and quantify ideas and
  • the ethics of generating, presenting, and using facts.

Aitchison, J. & JAC Brown 1966 (or 1963) The Lognormal Distribution. Cambridge UP.

Ahlgren, Andrew and Peter C. Jurs. 1986 Multivariate Analysis. (letters) Science Pattern recognition used to investigate multivariate data in analytical chemistry. Science 6 June 1986 232: 1219-1224 [DOI: 10.1126/science.3704647] (in Articles),

see also, Smith, AB, 3rd, AM Belcher, G Epple, PC Jurs, and B Lavine. Computerized pattern recognition: a new technique for the analysis of chemical communication. Science 12 April 1985 228: 175-177 [DOI: 10.1126/science.3975636] (in Articles)

Ayers, AJ 1965 Chance. Scientific American 213:44-54.

Beveridge, W.I.B. 1957 The Art of Scientific Investigation. Rev ed. NY: WW Norton. NY: Random House Trade Paperbacks. # ISBN-10: 0393062872, # ISBN-13: 978-0393062878

Book Description: In The Art of Scientific Investigation, originally published in 1950, W.I.B. Beveridge explores the development of the intuitive side in scientists. The author’s object is to show how the minds of humans can best be harnessed to the processes of scientific discovery. This book therefore centers on the “human factor”; the individual scientist. The book reveals the basic principles and mental techniques that are common to most types of investigation. Professor Beveridge discusses great discoveries and quotes the experiences of numerous scientists. “The virtue of Mr. Beveridge’s book is that it is not dogmatic. A free and universal mind looks at scientific investigation as a creative art. . . .” The New York Times

Burns, D.W., M.L. Parsons, L.L. Herbaugh, and R.T. Staten. 1985 The Migrating Weevil: A Challenge for ICP-AES and Chemometrics. Anal. Chem. 57:1048-1052.

Campbell, RC 1974 Statistics for Biologists. 2nd ed. Cambridge UP. ISBN 0-521-09836-x 2 Caroll's Red King image

Carroll, Lewis Alice’s Adventures, both volumes and the The Hunting of the Snark, an Agony in Eight Fits

Chakraborty, Ranajit, Kenneth M. Weiss, and William J. Schull. 1980 A Test for Randomness of the Occurrence of a Disease Trait in Familial or Other Similar Ordered Sequences of Epidemiological Data. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 77:2974-2978.

Chamberlin, T. C. (Thomas Crowder) 1890 The Method of Multiple Working Hypotheses: With this method the dangers of parental affection for a favorite theory can be circumvented. Science (old series) v15 p92. Reprinted, Science 7 May 1965: 754-759. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/148/3671/754.pdf

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BC/chamberlin.html
T. C. Chamberlin’s Method of Multiple Working Hypotheses: An encapsulation for modern students, by L. Bruce Railsback http://www.gly.uga.edu/railsback/railsback_chamberlin.html

Chamberlin, writing near the turn of the nineteenth century, advises naturalists to invent and/or test several testable hypotheses for each question that they investigate. This method helps avoid the usual “parental affection” theorists develop when testing only one idea at a time. Moreover, he suggests, a good interpretation of a complex phenomenon may result in the retention of more than one hypothesis. For example, the formation of the Great Lakes probably resulted from a combination of preglacial stream erosion, glacial ice erosion, and crustal deformation, not any one of these processes alone. The advantages of the multiple-working-hypothesis method include increased objectivity, flexibility in response, and improved ability to recognize one’s own errors and ignorance. Drawbacks of the method are difficulty in explanation (there’s so much more to explain) and an increased delay in settling on and reporting findings. It was reprinted in Science in 1965 (v. 148, p. 754-759) and this version includes a bibliographical note that clears up the publication dates and versions. The Related Website http://serc.carleton.edu/resources/1192.html links to an online version of the paper.

Cleveland, William S., Persi Diaconis, Robert McGill. 1982 Variables on Scatterplots Look More Highly Correlated when the Scales Are Increased. Science 216:1138-1141.

Conover, WJ 1980 Practical Nonparametric Statistics. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-02867-3

Croney, J.E. 1977 An Anthropometric Study of Young Women Fashion Students Including a Factor Analysis of Body Measurements. Man 12:484-496.

DeLuca, Stephan J., Kent J. Voorhees, and Emory W. Sarver. 1986 Pyrolysis– Mass Spectrometry Methodology Applied to Southeast Asian Environmental Samples for Differentiating Digested and Undigested Pollens. Analytical Chemistry 58:2439-2442.

Fields, Lawrence D. and Stephen J. Hawkes. 1986 Data Compression Technique for Tables of Measurements. Analytical Chemistry 58:1593-1595.

Hayslett, HT, Jr 1968 Statistics Made Simple. Doubleday.

Hodges, JL Jr., David Krech, Richard S. Crutchfield 1975 StatLab: An Empirical Introduction to Statistics. NY McGraw-Hill. ISBN0-07-029134-9 [text for class]

Hogben, Lancelot 1937 Mathematics, the Mirror of Civilization. Mathematics for the Million. NY: WW Norton & Co., Inc. In Shapley, Rapport, & Wright 1954:141-152.

Holman, HH 1969 Biological Research Method: Practical Statistics for Non-Mathematicians. 2nd ed. Hafner Pub Co (NY) (Oliver & Boyd in UK).

Huck, Schuyler W. & Howard M. Sandler. 1979 Rival Hypotheses. Harper & Row. ISBN 0-06042975-5

Huff, Darrell 1954 How to Lie with Statistics. WW Norton.

Huxley, TH 1863 We Are All Scientists. Darwiniana. D. Appleton-Century Co., Inc. In Harlow Shapley, Samuel Rapport, and Helen Wright, eds. 1954 A Treasury of Science. 3rd rev. ed. London: Angus & Robertson. pp. 14-19.

Ingle, Dwight J. 1958 Principles of Research in Biology and Medicine. JB Lippincott Co.

Landes, Kenneth K. 1951 Scrutiny of the Abstract. AAPG Bull., Vol. 35, No. 7 (July 1951), 1660 and then in Geophysics, Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 1952), 645.

http://sepwww.stanford.edu/sep/prof/abscrut.html

Levi, Primo 1984 The Periodic Table. NY: Schocken Books. ISBN 0-8052-3929-4

Lie, Rolf W. 1980 Minimum Number of Individuals from Osteological Samples. Norw. Arch. Rev. 13:24-30.

McCain, Garvin and Erwin M. Segal 1969 The Game of Science. Belmont, California: Brooks/Cole Pub Co.

Miller, M. Clinton, III ed. 1978 Mainland’s Elementary Medical Statistics. (1963 by Donald Mainland). Biometry Imprint Series, vol. 3. Biometry Imprint Series Press. Distributed by University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI. ISBN- 0-8357-0349-5

Moroney, M.J. 1956 Facts from Figures. Penguin Books. 3rd and rev ed.

Pelto, Pertti J. and Gretel H. Pelto 1978 Anthropological Research: the Structure of Inquiry. 2nd ed. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.

Pirsig, Robert M. 1974 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Bantam Books.

Platt, John R. 1964 Strong Inference: Certain systematic methods of scientific thinking may produce much more rapid progress than others. Science. 16 October 1964 Volume 146, Number 3642 (146): 347-353.
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/reprint/146/3642/347.pdf

Shapley, Harlow, Samuel Rapport, and Helen Wright, eds. 1954 A Treasury of Science. 3rd rev. ed. London: Angus & Robertson.

Siegel, Sidney 1956 Nonparametric Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 07-057348-4

Snedecor, George W. & William G. Cochran 1967 Statistical Methods. 6th ed. Ames: Iowa State U Press. ISBN 0-8138-1560-6 [This is a statistics classic but based on agronomy experiments, which I didn’t find as useful to me as the medical or human ecology examples.]

Sokal, Robert & F. James Rohlf 1981 Biometry. 2nd ed. WH Freeman & Co. San Francisco. ISBN 0-7167-1254-7

Stewart, Ian. 1986 Meaning from Numbers. Nature 324:519-520.

Tanur, Judith M & Mosteller, Kruskal, Link, Pieters, Rising, & Lehman. 1978 Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown. San Francisco Holden-Day, Inc. 2nd ed. ISBN 0-8162-8605-1. [Evidently, also guides to Biological & Sciences and to Political & Social Issues]

Thomas, David Hurst 1986 Refiguring Anthropology: First Principles of Probability & Statistics Boulder: Waveland Press, ISBN: 0881332232

Tufte, Edward R. 1970. The quantitative analysis of social problems. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co. OCLC: 106681
Tufte, Edward R. 1983. The visual display of quantitative information. Cheshire, Conn. (Box 430, Cheshire 06410): Graphics Press.
Tufte, Edward R. 1990. Envisioning information. Cheshire, Conn: Graphics Press. ISBN: 0961392118 9780961392116,  OCLC: 82873701
Tufte, Edward R. 1997. Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative. Cheshire, Conn: Graphics Press. ISBN: 0961392126 9780961392123, OCLC: 83346412 http://www.edwardtufte.com/

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Sources of indigenous peoples info from Librarians’ Internet Index

LII is such a great resource, available through RSS feed.

Librarians’ Internet Index: New This Week New and newly-discovered Web sites for librarians and everyone else, updated every Thursday morning. See more resources on our site

  • CBC News In Depth: Aboriginal Canadians
  • News and feature stories about Canada’s aboriginal population of Indians, Métis, and Inuit, which “is about 1.5 million people, spanning the nation and bordering three oceans.” Topics include aboriginal history, land claims, leaders, residential schools, aboriginal people and the Canadian military, and more. Includes a FAQ on aboriginal Canadians, photos, and statistics. From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/aboriginals/
  • Australian Indigenous People Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Inhabitants of Australia Extensive collection of links to websites related to indigenous populations in Australia. Topics include biographies, art and artists, writers, community leaders, music, politicians, athletes, culture, history, language, reconciliation, land rights, sacred sites, and more. From the P.L. Duffy Resource Centre, Trinity College, Western Australia. http://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/plduffyrc/indig/
  • Indigenous Australia
    “This site explores Indigenous Australia through storytelling, cultures and histories. … You can also use this site to find out about the Indigenous Australia exhibition at the Australian Museum.” Features timelines, audio and video clips of stories from the cultures of indigenous Australians, a virtual tour of the museum exhibit (may not work in all browsers), and essays about cultural heritage, spirituality, family, land, and social justice. From the Australian Museum. http://www.dreamtime.net.au/
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