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Research Skills: Self-reflection

Self-reflection - skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Makes time to reflect on practice and experience.
  • Develops strengths and improves on weak areas.
  • Seeks personal feedback.
  • Learns from mistakes.

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

  • Has heightened awareness of own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Strives for excellence, seeks and takes personal feedback on performance and acts on it. 

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as B1.5 Personal qualities: self-reflection

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