Research RSCH

The advancement of knowledge by data gathering, innovation, experimentation, evaluation and dissemination, carried out in pursuit of a predetermined set of research goals.

Research: Level 6

Sets research goals, makes effective proposals for the investment of funds in research projects, plays a major role in the development of the employing organisation's research policy, and supervises the work of a research function. Gains an appreciation of relevant research work, and takes a leading part in professional activities outside own employing organisation.

Research: Level 5

Agrees research goals and generates original and worthwhile ideas. Develops, reviews and constructively criticises ideas, possibly leading a small research team, making necessary observations and tests and carrying them through to a full practical demonstration, wherever viable and feasible. Where necessary, designs data collection tools and techniques for both qualitative and quantitative data. Presents papers at conferences, writes papers of publication quality, and presents reports to clients.

Research: Level 4

Contributes to research goals and builds on and refines appropriate outline ideas for the evaluation, development, demonstration and implementation of research. Reports on work carried out and may contribute significant sections of material of publication quality. Contributes to research plans and identifies appropriate opportunities for publication and dissemination of research findings.

Research: Level 3

Within given research goals, builds on and refines appropriate outline ideas for research, i.e. evaluation, development, demonstration and implementation. Uses available resources to gain an up-to-date knowledge of any relevant field. Reports on work carried out and may contribute sections of material of publication quality.

Research: Level 2

Within given research goals, assists in selection and review of credible and reliable resources to gain an up-to-date knowledge of any relevant field. Reports on work carried out and may contribute sections of material of publication quality.