This book provides a succinct guide for doctoral and early career researchers about the nature of transferable skills, why they are needed and how they can be acquired, evidenced and marketed.

What Skills are Involved in Dealing with Information and with Maintaining Integrity as a Researcher?

Chapter Overview

This chapter discusses:

  • Research information and data management
  • Search strategies and techniques
  • Reading critically
  • Copyright, attribution and plagiarism
  • Co-authorship
  • Ethics
  • Professional integrity
  • Legal requirements
  • Intellectual property rights (IPR)
  • Important Acts of Parliament

Information Skills

Research Information and Data Management

All research is based to some extent on acquiring, evaluating, interpreting and disseminating information and/or data, so having a clear understanding of how you interact with different kinds of information will help you to become a well-informed, information literate researcher. Being information literate is not just about evidencing good library skills, although that is a key component; you also need to understand how information and data are created and to develop a responsible (and ethical) approach to your own information management. ...

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