March 2003 (revised)October 2002 (original)
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.