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Research Skills: Appropriate Practice

Appropriate Practice skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Understands and adheres to the rules and regulations concerning academic malpractice in the institution in which based and of professional body and funder, if appropriate.

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

  • Shows deeper understanding of and adherence to rules for appropriate practice.
  • Can advise peers and less experienced researchers.
  • Challenges malpractice.

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as C1.7 Professional Conduct: Appropriate Practice

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