Political researchers play their trade in all aspects of politics and government. They work on political campaigns as pollsters and consultants, as legislative staff members, for think tanks and for lobbyists. Although political researchers have a variety of job titles, employment settings and responsibilities, the skills needed for political research work are common across the spectrum of government and political work.
Political researcher will be researching and monitoring resources that provide critical information on political issues. Furthermore, you’ll be tasked with reviewing and analysing media coverage (print and broadcast), public opinion surveys and expert opinions from economists, government representatives and political consultants.
Following your detailed research, you’ll be preparing analysis and reports on all the issues assigned to you by your employer. You’ll also be generally keeping your seniors in the loop on the latest trends, developments and critical factors, within the political, social and economic sphere. Using statistical data to analyse and interpret research findings.
Political researcher will be researching political systems, foreign relations, government laws and regulations, and political ideologies and evaluating the effects of these on political, social, and economic spheres. Collecting data from various sources, such as historical documents, public opinion surveys, and election results to develop and test political theories.