|1 Critically analyses and evaluates own findings and those of others. (A5)
Validates datasets of others.
|I certainly hope so. I certainly double check the datasets of others, and I believe my analysis and evaluation of my findings and others' is sufficiently critical.|
|2 Analytical in approach, with knowledge of a range of methods||Yes - I generally feel my repertoire of methods may not be as extensive as it could be.|
|3 Has skilled and sharp analytical abilities.
Develops the analytical understanding of junior researchers and staff
|Again, I hope so. I am fortunate enough to have clear insights into data sets, and the mathematical and analytical skills to back these up. I have delivered tutorial sessions to undergraduates and MSc students in analytical skills.|
|4,5 Has outstanding analytical abilities||I think that may be pushing it a little far - I get by.|
|1 Able to understand argument and explicate assumptions; developing independent and critical thinking.
Has the ability to recognise and validate problems. (A1)
|2 Original, independent and critical thinking, and the ability to develop theoretical concepts. (A2)||Yes|
|3 Stimulates critical thinking in junior researchers||I believe so - I certainly aim to encourage critical thinking and the questioning of assumptions at all levels.|
|4,5 Stimulates critical thinking at policy level||I hope so, at least to some extent. From feedback I have had, I would say that this is not always as welcome as one might hope it would be.|
|1 Sees connections between sections of own data and the literature.||Yes - how can anyone work in research if they don't do this?|
|2 Critically synthesises new and complex information from diverse sources||Yes - the work on This Is Me and discussions on CCK08 are examples of this, as well as adaptation of Activity Theory specifically to Web2.0 and collaborative online systems|
|3 Draws together strands/threads from multiple sources||I think this should be level 2, not level 3. Yes - again, how can you do research without doing this?|
|4 Has broad vision, recognises patterns and connections beyond own discipline.||Yes, I have a holistic approach to research, and look for the bigger picture which requires taking a view across a broad range of disciplines and recognising the patterns and connections between them and my own discipline. For instance, work on the concept of artificial consciousness.|
|5 Makes imaginative leaps of understanding across disciplines||Yes, although I am quite convinced that this is generally considered a very bad thing, unless backed up by solid analysis and theoretical consideration (which I do)|
|1 Summarises, documents, reports and reflects on progress. (A6)
Evaluates the impact and outcomes of own research activities.
Receives feedback professionally.
Yes. I hope I receive feedback professionally. Sometimes the way it is delivered makes it hard to take (i.e. it can be delivered in a less than professional manner), but in general, I believe I am accepting of reasonable criticism.
I work reflectively, and engage in summarising and progress analysis.
|2 Evaluates progress, impact and outcomes of peer researchers’ activities.
Gives and receives feedback professionally
|3 Monitors and evaluates progress, impact and outcomes of other researchers’ activities, large research projects and teams.||Not formally, but I do like to keep tabs on what other teams are up to when possible, and offer feedback where I think it will be well received.|
|4 Creates evaluation processes and evaluates progress, impact and outcomes for organisations||In the past, yes.|
|5 Creates evaluation processes and evaluates progress, impact and outcomes for national/international organisations and/or projects||No, but only really because I have more important things to be getting on with in my projects ;-)|
|1 Isolates basic themes of own research; formulates basic research questions and hypotheses||Not entirely sure that I habitually isolate basic themes of own research, although I certainly do it from time to time. Generally I aggregate themes of research in order to look at the holistic view and recognise common patterns. Definitely formulate basic research questions and hypotheses.|
|2 Formulates and applies solutions to a range of research problems and effectively interprets research results||Yes, I believe so.|
|3 Challenges hypotheses and refines them in the light of results.
Identifies new trends and rich questions; designs substantial projects.
|If I do nothing else, I certainly hope people recognise that these are things that I do.|
|4 Asks the questions and designs projects that challenge traditional thinking and take the discipline forward||Again, if I am not doing these, I am surprised.|
|5 Leads the research agenda of the discipline by making major contributions to understanding of the context.||I would like to say yes, but I am not sure enough people listen to me for it to be the case.|
I think I have a fairly solid level 3 over all here, possibly pushing on a 4.
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