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What are the characteristics of a good researcher?

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The researcher should be a creative and highly motivated individual, a good problem solver who sees problems as challenges to be overcome rather than avoided. They need to have a good appearance, since they will be representing the company with many outside agencies. They should be able to work as a member of a team and to take direction. An minimum educational qualification of a degree in a relevant field is often required. They should also possess excellent oral and written skills, being able to communicate easily, effectively, persuasively on the phone and in writing. Proven postgraduate research experience, a multidisciplinary academic background, good visual sense, demonstrable interest in interactive multimedia and basic word-processing skills are advantageous.

What are the characteristics of researcher?


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That is a paradigm. There are researchers able to obtain a grant based on a well written proposal with a clear hypothesis to check. Then, an article on the results are presented, and the results, if reliable, could be obtained again. Fewer and fewer grants are available. The other type of researcher might be testing one hypothesis, but discover something new. All researchers need to know scientific ways of research, and all should be able to quantify the results statistically. A good researcher would be able to obtain a sample and a control group with which to test the validity of the results. If the improvement isn't statistically different between the two groups, then that is stated in the results. If your question pertains more to historical research, for example, then the individual has to be like a detective, then fit the pieces together to come to conclusions and document the procedures used. So, your question is a broad one. Research is done in various disciplines. If I wish to do good research in history, for example, I want to see original source material. Otherwise, I am just reviewing the available literature on the chosen subject. There are several sites below to help clarify various types of research. The best way to start is to come up with an original hypothesis, learn statistical methods, determine a logical way to test the hypothesis, note the procedures followed, quantify and summarize the results so they are valid and reliable. Source(s): http://peoplelearn.homestead.com/MEdHOME http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/AS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_ http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~palmquis/

What Are The Eight Characteristics Of Research?


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The eight most widely agreed upon characteristics of research are as follows: Systematic procedures, Controlled procedures, validity, rigorousness, logicality, critical thought, objectivity and accuracy. But are you sure you want to stop and limit yourself to eight characteristics? I say that as I say there are 10, and by a stroke of luck Ive listed them below as Ive done some serious research in my time. Man, its all so cyclical sometimes. 1. 2. Systematic: You have to employ valid procedures and principles. Reproducibility: Is your experiment/thesis designed flawlessly with clear procedures so that others can test

your findings? 3. 4. Controlled: Im guessing you have got a couple of variables? Keep as many of these variables constant. Empirical and objective: Only base data on what you see (direct observation) and not what you think or want

to happen. Stick to the truth, even if its not what you expected. This leads on to step five. 5. 6. data. 7. 8. 9. Patience: Rushing your research could jeopardize your findings; slow it down and be meticulous. Analytical and critical: Dig deep in to the idea you are researching. Accuracy: Leave no stone unturned by conducting a careful and thorough investigation, if there are holes in Courage: Dont be afraid of what you might find. Hypothetical: Equally dont be afraid of sticking your neck on the line and giving an intelligent response to your

your methodology your findings will be disregarded. 10. Originality: This should go without saying but all work should be your own. Also originality should apply to the

overall idea driving the work, why cover something that has been covered hundreds of times before? Your work will stand out if it tackles something new or something old from an interesting or different angle not thought of before.