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Data Collection Information

The data in O*NET OnLine is regularly updated as part of an ongoing data collection program. Data collection information (metadata) is provided here regarding the source and date of the data displayed in the occupational reports. In the example below, each O*NET domain is identified along with its respective data source and date of update. This information is available for all occupational reports: Summary, Details, and Custom.

Beyond the information provided in the example below, additional metadata is provided in the downloadable O*NET Database. Such metadata is provided to enable users to evaluate the quality and valid uses of the data. For more information, visit the Database page of the O*NET Resource Center.

Example

Data Collection Information for:
15-1131.00 - Computer Programmers

Tasks Incumbent (2009)
Knowledge Incumbent (2009)
Skills Analyst (2010)
Abilities Analyst (2009)
Work Activities Incumbent (2009)
Work Context Incumbent (2009)
Job Zone Analyst (2009)
Interests Analyst (2008)
Work Styles Incumbent (2009)
Work Values Analyst (2008)
Work Needs Legacy Analyst

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