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Research Skills: Problem Solving

Problem Solving skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Isolates basic themes of own research; formulates basic research questions and hypotheses.

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

  • Formulates and applies solutions to a range of research problems and effectively analyses and interprets research results

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as A2.5 Problem solving

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