Research Shop

Know what's out there!

About us

The McMaster Research Shop works with public, non-profit, and community organizations in and beyond Hamilton to provide plain-language answers to your research questions.

We are committed to:

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Helping organizations make research-informed decisions and do research-grounded advocacy

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Providing our students with experience in collaborative research that responds to practical questions

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Fostering a spirit of creativity, mutual learning, openness, and trust

How it works

1

Connect with Us

Request a rapid research review and provide us with some details such as your purpose, audience and timeline.

2

Research Question

Teams of McMaster student research associates work with you to refine your research question.

3

Rapid Research Review

We create short plain-language reports (10-20 pages) in response to that question. Reports are ready in 12-16 weeks.

Rapid Research Review

Short plain-language reports (10-20 pages) in response to your research question

Reports may include:

  • review of academic publications,
  • survey of existing practices,
  • interviews with a small number of identified stakeholders or experts.
  • recommendations based on findings
Click here for a sample report

Testimonials

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“For a small organization with a limited budget, the Research Shop is an extremely useful program. Typically organizations and non-profits do not have the time or money to conduct research with this academic rigour.”

Who we are

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Cynthia Belaskie

Advisory Group

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Sheila Cranmer-Byng

Research Coordinator

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Tony Porter

Advisory Group

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Andrea Cole

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Pete Self

Advisory Group

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Sheila Sammon

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Dave Heidebrecht

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Lorraine Carter

Advisory Group

Join us

Are you interested in volunteering to be a research associate?