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Research Skills: Integrity

Integrity - skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Demonstrates appreciation of standards of good research practice in the institution and/or discipline/research area.
  • Seeks guidance as necessary.

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

  • Acts with professional integrity and humility at all times and is honest in all aspects of research; takes especial care in information/data handling and dissemination and engagement with others.  

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as B1.3 Personal qualities: integrity

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