Research Skills: Inquiring Mind
Inquiring Mind - skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students
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12 November 2010
An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:
- Demonstrates a willingness and ability to learn and acquire knowledge.
- Develops a style of questioning and questioning technique.
Looking ahead, a doctoral student can aim to become an excellent early-career researcher who:
- Demonstrates flexibility and open-mindedness.
- Identifies useful questions, asks challenging questions; always curious.
Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as A3.1 Inquiring mind