FAQ & Re-use Policy

0. What's the motivation for this project?

Skill matrices and career ladders don't give a researcher-centric view of growth and progression. We wanted to create a format that would allow researchers to understand their skills and work in new ways, and build on that understanding.

Research Skills Framework is a project by the ResearchOps Community. We want you to take these pieces and build new things with them. Everything is available for you two use under various creative commons licenses, as per section 1. Licenses.

1. Licenses

• The map and map activities build on Simon Wardley's Wardley Mapping and is offered under the same CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
• Skills content and  photos are licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 by the named author[s] in section 2. Pattern Attribution, below.
• Everything else on this site is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 by the ResearchOps Community. When in doubt, please ask.

2. Pattern Attribution

Pattern:
Interview Protocol
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Surveys & Questionnaires
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Product & Design Strategy
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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User Needs Inception
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Bug & Defect Tracking
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Cadenced User Studies
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

Pattern:
Design Sprint
Author[s]
Tomomi Sasaki

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Research Evangelization
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Development Cycle Coupling
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Effective Reporting
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Conceptual Model
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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Product Analytics
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Sensemaking Workshop
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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Jobs to be Done
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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User Personas
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Journey Map
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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Service Blueprint
Author[s]
Dave Hora

Pattern:
Data Wall
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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Exploratory Quantitative Analysis
Author[s]
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Pattern:
Exploratory Qualitative Analysis
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Affinity Map
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Public Project Index
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Video Analysis
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Interview Debrief
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Well-Managed Data
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

Pattern:
Concept Test
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

Pattern:
Experience Sample / Diary Study
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Field Interview
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Exploratory Research
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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Information Architecture Study
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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Data Capture
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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Usability Test
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

Pattern:
User Interview
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Participant Recruiting & Coordination
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Research Training
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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Beta Test
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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A/B Test
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Stakeholder Assumption Workshop
Author[s]
Dave Hora

Pattern:
Participant Segments & Screening
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

Pattern:
Study Plan
Author[s]
Dave Hora

Pattern:
Research-Driven Design Project
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Heuristic Analysis
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Front-Line Collaboration
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

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Customer Advisory Council
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Product Roadmap
Author[s]
Dave Hora

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Stakeholder Interview
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

Pattern:
Actionable Research Question
Author[s]
Dave Hora
Tomomi Sasaki

3. (send more questions)

A ResearchOps community project

The Research Skills Framework is the result of a one and a half year project with the ResearchOps Community. A small team of leads and project members, together with 76 facilitators, developed this project. See the full list of project contributors.
ResearchOps community