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Research Skills: Analysing

Analysis skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Critically analyses and evaluates own findings and those of others.
  • Validates datasets of others.

Looking ahead, a doctoral student can aim to become an excellent early-career researcher who:

  • Has skilled and sharp analytical abilities, with knowledge of a range of methods.
  • Develops the analytical understanding of less experienced researchers and staff.

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as A2.1 Analysing

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