potential root drivers of more concrete and specific behaviors. For example, if you thought you wanted to talk about Extraversion, maybe instead target the more specific area of Assertiveness or aspects of Communication. This answer may only be one sentence. 4b. Which data points from the report/project (ratings, comments, other information) highlight this weakness, and what do such data tell you about what you are concretely doing to make this area weak? In your own words, what are you doing (or not doing), specifically? You will want to provide specific data to help identify exactly what specific behaviors you are doing effectively. Look closely at related item statistics, from multiple areas of the report and think about what is behind the data. You will want to provide specific data to help identify exactly what specific behaviors you are struggling with, or that are leading to misunderstandings from others. Look closely at related item statistics, from multiple areas of the report. Be sure to be explicit about the numbers and/or quotes you are drawing on and include them here. Item means, standard deviations, differences in scores across rater categories, comparisons with class averages, etc. may all be relevant. Part of this project is about demonstrating that you have analytical skills and can meaningfully interpret various kinds of data and use it to bolster your logic. This answer should be significant in length. 4c. Why does this perceived weakness exist for you? Or why do people perceive it to exist for you? Where have your behaviors – or perceptions of you– come from? What are the root causes driving your behaviors or the perceptions ? Consider (and cite) data about your personality, values, and/or other scores about related behaviors in your explanation. Also think about the role of social context. How might your perceived weaknesses reflect the situations in which people have observed you? When do these behaviors happen most or least for you? What kinds of situations, people, or interactions seem to bring them out? Again, be explicit about specific data from the report and elsewhere to support your arguments. You may need several paragraphs here. 4d. What are the consequences of this weakness? How does this weakness affect how others see you? How does it affect your ability to achieve your goals? In other words, why do you want to deal with this? Feel free to discuss how this issue affects your life/work and/or other people’s perceptions of you and how these consequences affect your ability to achieve your own goals, including personal and/or career goals. D. ONE ACTION PLAN (25% of your grade) 5. Now we’d like you to pick either the strength OR weakness you talked about above (not both) and commit to taking some concrete steps to further develop in that area. If you’ve chosen a strength: what could you do to start utilizing this strength more in your life/career or to further develop this strength to prepare to use it more later? If you’ve chosen a weakness: what could you do to make improvements, via targeting the root causes of your difficulties to date?
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- Fall '12
- Psychology, 10%, 5%, Root cause analysis, 25%, 30%