Research Skills List

List of Research Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

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Here's a list of research skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews. Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Research Skills

A - C

  • Abiding By Safety Protocols
  • Accuracy
  • Adhering to Ethical Guidelines for Human Subjects Research
  • Analysis
  • Analyze Statistical Data
  • Attention to Detail
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • Carrying Out Qualitative Analyses
  • Choosing the Right Keywords for Online Searches
  • Collaborating
  • Collecting Data
  • Communication
  • Composing an Abstract Summarizing Studies
  • Computer Programming
  • Conducting Statistical Analyses
  • Constructing a Representative Sample of Subjects or Phenomenon
  • Constructing Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Convincing Potential Sponsors to Fund Research
  • Creativity 
  • Critical Thinking

D – L

  • Data Analysis Techniques
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Collection
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Management
  • Data Review
  • Defining a Problem or Topic to Study
  • Delegating Responsibilities
  • Designing Research Methods to Test Hypotheses
  • Developing a Thesis Statement
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Empirical Research Methodology
  • Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of Related Research Studies
  • Facilitating Focus Groups
  • Filtrating
  • Formulating a Hypothesis 
  • Injecting, Implanting and Carrying Out Other Procedures on Animal Subjects
  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Interviewing
  • Isolating Dependent and Independent Variables
  • Justifying Continued Funding

M - Q

  • Maintain Databases
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Mathlab
  • Microsoft Office
  • Minitab
  • Objectivity 
  • Observational
  • Operating Electron Microscopes
  • Organizational
  • Pipetting 
  • Pitching Presentation Proposals to Conference Planners
  • Planning
  • PowerPoint
  • Presenting Research Findings to Groups in a Compelling Manner
  • Prioritizing
  • Producing Research Posters for Conferences
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative 

R - Z

  • Reaching Out to Editors to Encourage Publication of Studies
  • Recommending Additional Areas for Future Study
  • Recording Results Precisely
  • Reporting
  • Selecting New Angles for Research after Reviewing Prior Studies
  • SAS
  • Scrubbing Data
  • Software
  • SPSS
  • Staining Cells
  • Stata
  • Statistical Analysis Technics
  • Sterilizing
  • Structuring Focus Groups
  • Titrating
  • Trend Analyses
  • Utilizing Laboratory Instruments
  • Verbal Communications
  • Written Communications
  • Writing Grant Proposals
  • Writing Research Papers

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