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Research: Level 5


Agrees research goals and methods and performs research projects to generate original and worthwhile ideas. Attracts and manages external research funding. Provides advice and guidance on research methods, data collection, data analysis and the presentation of research findings. Selects, adopts and adapts data collection tools and techniques for both qualitative and quantitative data. Maintains a strong external network within own area of specialism and takes a leading part in professional activities outside own employing organisation. Presents papers at significant conferences, writes articles for publication in high quality specialist journals, and presents reports to key stakeholders. Develops, reviews and constructively criticises the research and ideas of others. Develops and shares practical demonstrations of research findings.

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