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Research Skills: Argument Construction

Argument construction skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Constructively defends research outcomes.
  • Provides evidence in support of ideas.
  • Structures oral and written arguments concisely and intelligibly.

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

 

  • Constructively defends research outcomes.
  • Provides evidence in support of ideas.
  • Structures oral and written arguments concisely and intelligibly.

 

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as A3.4 Argument construction

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