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What Are The Qualities Of A Good Researcher?

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Robin Burden answered
There are many qualities that make a good researcher, but here are a few of the most pertinent ones:

  • Enthusiasm, motivation, and energy
  • Natural inquisitiveness
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Good general knowledge
  • Organizational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Ability to analyze and extract information quickly and accurately
What makes  a good researcher?
Although the list above might not seem very long, it's actually only scratching the surface!

There's no end to the list of qualities that are needed to be a good researcher and, also, the role can vary depending on circumstances.

Often, a researcher's work will depend on the type of research being undertaken. Anything that helps a researcher to achieve his or her goal of coming up with the information needed can be described as a useful skill.

The field of research in question will often dictate the basic skills that someone will need to succeed. For example, scientific research will obviously require at least a rudimentary understanding of scientific processes and principles.

Because research is often published to fully expand on the conclusions that a researcher comes to, a certain level of written and oral skills is often a prerequisite of the job.
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  • Enthusiasm
  • Perseverance
  • A willingness to learn
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Hard work
  • Well-organised
  • Ability to extract relevant information from a large amount of information

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