This book provides a succinct guide for doctoral and early career researchers about the nature of transferable skills, why they are needed and how they can be acquired, evidenced and marketed.

How can Skill Development be Evidenced, Assessed and Evaluated?

Chapter Overview

This chapter discusses:

  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence
  • Performance reviews/appraisals
  • Professional development plans (PDP)
  • Portfolios
  • Return on investment (ROI)


Monitoring your progress is essential for ensuring that you are developing as a professional. There may be some formal mechanisms that you are subject to as a researcher, for example an annual or other form of periodic review, up-grade/transfer or confirmation process as a doctoral researcher, and a probationary period and annual appraisal as postdoctoral staff. All of these mechanisms help to monitor project progress and your performance. Outside these formal mechanisms, an institution may operate interim monitoring systems for researchers. Doctoral researchers will have regular meetings with their supervisor(s), and research staff with their PI, but these meetings may focus exclusively on the ...

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