A Preliminary Analysis of Occupational Task Statements from the O*NET Data Collection Program


March 2003 (revised)
October 2002 (original)

Tasks and Work Activities

Chad Van Iddekinge, Suzanne Tsacoumis, Jamie Donsbach Human Resources Research Organization


This report describes the methodology used in the analysis of occupational task statements for the O*NET database, beginning with the 5.0/5.1 release. The analysis included a review of current tasks drawn from a sample set of occupations and an analysis of write-in statements provided by job incumbents. The study provides a recommended procedure for identifying which of the current task statements are critical to the occupation and for a standardized process to analyze the write-in task.