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How to develop qualities necessary to succeed as a scientific researcher

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Wiley Researcher AcademyCertified microlearning courses for research and publication success

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Learn expert strategies and best practices to develop your leadership, time management, networking, and other research skills from one of the world’s leading publishers.

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5 hours 30 mins



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Online, On-demand learning

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14 modules

What you learn

Using supervisor and student community to develop researcher skills

The definition and importance of the scientific approach in research

How to identify and frame your research question effectively

Key opportunities for communicating your research results

Identifying research interests and looking for opportunities

What are the 4 possible career paths available to researchers

Embracing failure and the importance of resilience in research

Prioritization, how to work smarter, and the concept of ‘fast failure’

Building effective networking and leadership skills

How to ask the right questions to solve research problems

Understanding the concept of parsimony for testing hypotheses

6 Cognitive qualities that successful researchers possess

Strategies to improve time management and productivity

How to develop good communication and presentation skills

Tips for effective teamwork and collaboration

Identifying 6 common mistakes authors should avoid

Other inward and outward success strategies for researchers


The key to success in any field is to develop certain personal and interpersonal skills and value-enhancing habits and attitudes in addition to subject area expertise. In this course, you will learn how to make a successful transition from student to researcher by building these and other must-have researcher skills.

You’ll learn all about the characteristics, qualities, and cognitive abilities of a good researcher and how to develop strategies to achieve academic success. This interactive course will help you uncover methods to improve networking, build leadership skills, and become an excellent problem solver. Most importantly, this course will help you identify what kind of research you’re inclined to, and thus, help you choose the right path for future research endeavors. You will also get access to several expertly curated success strategies through 14 video modules, regular assessments, and additional reading material.

Course Author:

Kris Bishop Kris Bishop authored this course when he was a Marketing Manager within Wiley Research. He is currently Associate Director, Product Strategy at Science Magazine/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Kris is an MBA with more than fourteen years of experience in the publishing industry and a deep understanding of researcher and publisher challenges in academia. Through the years, he has also collaborated extensively with researchers and authors, and spent time working on college-level textbooks, monographs, trade publications, and scientific research journals.

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LECTURE 1 |Video

Module 1: Changing gear: becoming a true researcher

30 mins

LECTURE 2 |Video

Module 2: Toward your research goal

20 mins

LECTURE 3 |Video

Module 3: Career paths in research

15 mins

LECTURE 4 |Video

Module 4: The roles of luck and failure

20 mins

LECTURE 5 |Video

Module 5: Leadership, networking and other qualities to succeed

20 mins

LECTURE 6 |Video

Module 6: Personal missions and ethical values in research

20 mins

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Wiley Researcher Academy - R Upskill Training Instructor

Wiley Researcher Academy

Certified microlearning courses for research and publication success

14 courses by this instructor

Are you an early career researcher seeking to improve your research writing skills? Are you an established researcher who wants to better understand the scholarly publishing landscape? Wiley Researcher Academy has the tools you need to navigate the publishing process and increase your chances of achieving a successful publishing outcome.

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