Research Skills: Academic Literacy and Numeracy
Academic literacy and numeracy skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students
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12 November 2010
An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:
- Prepares grammatically and syntactically correct text for written or oral presentation.
- Writes clearly and in a style appropriate to purpose and context for specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- Is mathematically competent to undertake research in own discipline/research area; understands and applies any statistics that may be used in the discipline/research area; analyses data and uses appropriate computer packages.
- Is IT literate and digitally competent, uses virtual networks for research.
Looking ahead, a doctoral student can aim to become an excellent early-career researcher who:
- Improves own style of texts for written or oral presentation.
- Develops further necessary IT and digital skills.
- Understands any analytical or statistical procedures in related disciplines/research areas and continues to develop mathematical ability.
Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as A1.7 Academic literacy and numeracy