Survey research supervisors are tasked with two main responsibilities: managerial or administrative duties and research-specific duties. It is the supervisors who are responsible for ensuring projects are proceeding on schedule and are within budget, the research process is carried out with due regard for ethical obligations, and all research goals are satisfied. To do this, supervisors must have a firm grasp on the operations of their research firm, knowledge of the entire research process, and an understanding of business policies and practices. A comprehensive knowledge of the science of survey research is also very helpful to supervisors. In addition, direct experience with various survey tasks is an inherent necessity for survey research supervisors.

Administrative Duties

Research operation supervisors typically oversee a staff of department or area supervisors, ...

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