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Research Skills: Intellectual Risk

Intellectual Risk - skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Tests the boundaries, is willing to expose ideas to critical audience and to critically appraise other research.

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

  • Challenges the status quo in thinking within own discipline/research area.

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as A3.5 Intellectual risk

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