Sometimes, you just need to know what’s out there.
What is the best information on a particular problem or issue?
What are other communities or organizations doing in response to similar situations?
Who are the major players or competitors in the field?
What are the most recent and promising innovations in Canada or internationally?
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.
Helping organizations make research-informed decisions and do research-grounded advocacy
Providing our students with experience in collaborative research that responds to practical questions
Fostering a spirit of creativity, mutual learning, openness, and trust
Request a rapid research review and provide us with some details such as your purpose, audience and timeline.
Teams of McMaster student research associates work with you to refine your research question.
We create short plain-language reports (10-20 pages) in response to that question. Reports are ready in 12-16 weeks.
Short plain-language reports (10-20 pages) in response to your research question
“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.”
Are you interested in volunteering to be a research associate?