An assessment of the current level of awareness and competence in skill sets relevant for IR is essential to effectively use this toolkit. Ideally, this assessment is completed jointly by the members of the research team, but can also be used by individual team members.
This self-assessment of core skills within the team will help the team select and focus on the skill sets that need to be strengthened. Complete the matrix below (Table 1). Using a simple YES/NO approach, indicate the team’s current level of awareness and competence in each of the eight specified areas.
Repeat this assessment once again each time the team completes successive modules of the Toolkit. Compare team responses with previous assessments to help gauge the knowledge and confidence gained from each module.