In the current knowledge economy and information age, and as organizations recognize the growing need for research on which key policy and strategic decisions are based, the demand for social, market, and marketing research has increased substantially. The Research Analyst graduate certificate program focuses on the theoretical, practical and ethical underpinnings of research while equipping you with the statistical, technical and professional skills necessary to do applied research in a variety of different settings throughout the public and private sectors.
In this program, you will focus on all of the major aspects of the research process including research design, information retrieval and evaluation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and the preparation and presentation of research findings.
Special features of the program include:
professional and ethical concerns when designing research studies
philosophical frameworks for research
critical analysis of research studies
new research technologies
creating research deliverables
report, proposal and grant writing
research project management
placement and career preparation