Skills in Physics



  • Communicate ideas clearly and efficiently in a variety of media through listening, clarifying, and responding comprehensively
  • Develop oral and written communication skills: presenting and communicating technical and scientific data clearly and articulately to both the scientific and non-scientific communities using technology
  • Establish good relations with people you work with as well as respecting individual differences

Problem Solving and Critical Analysis

  • Use critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems, demonstrating the ability to be creative and innovative in identifying solutions
  • Analyze complex textual and cultural phenomenon 
  • Develop critical observations and attention to detail
  • Utilize available resources
  • Make critical decisions under stressful situations

Situational Problem Solving

Solves situational problems related to statistics:

  • Decodes a situational problem
  • Shares information related to the solution
  • Models a situational problem
  • Validates the solution
  • Applies different strategies to work out a solution (ie. the principles of the scientific method and the application of experimental techniques)

Statistical Communication

Communicates by using statistical language

  • Is familiar with the statistical language
  • Interprets or produces statistical language
  • Makes connections between statistical language and everyday language

Project Management

  • Set priorities and handle multiple assignments and tasks
  • Be flexible by adapting to changing conditions and work assignments

Research and Information Gathering

  • Collect, analyze and interpret data using the appropriate laboratory and/or field techniques
  • Conduct and clearly explain scientific research results
  • Design experiments and conduct studies
  • Gather information and use information resources
  • Prepare technical or research reports
  • Develop and use scientific software to support 


  • Organizing ideas and materials in an effective way
  • Design, plan, organize and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe

Statistical Reasoning

Reasons using mathematical and statistical concepts and processes

  • Defines the elements of statistical situations
  • Justifies actions or statements by referring to statistical concepts and processes
  • Mobilizes statistical concepts and processes appropriate to the given situation
  • Applies statistical processes appropriate to the given situation