Research Analyst Learn from expert faculty and gain hands-on experience. Be ready for your exciting career in market, social or public policy research.

General information

Program code
RAPP
Duration
3 Semesters (1 Year)
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2018 Barrie
Fall 2018 Barrie

Program description

This program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and professionalism necessary to conduct applied research in sectors such as marketing, tourism, media, government, public affairs, education, health, non-profit and social service agencies. The program provides students with hands-on experience and focuses on the entire research process. Students will formulate research questions, develop research designs, collect information from primary and secondary sources, perform data analysis, interpret results, communicate findings, and develop strategic recommendations. Additional features of the program include an emphasis on traditional and emerging qualitative and quantitative methodologies, the use of technology, effective communication processes, and adherence to professional and ethical standards.

Why study Research Analyst at Georgian?

Experience
Canada's longest running research professional training program, established in 1991

Internships
Refine your skills on the job with a 12-week internship placement

See more about our internships

A 12-week internship in term three provides on-the-job learning and practical exposure to the research industry. Employers may be:

  • specialized research supplier firms
  • educational institutions
  • public health agencies and hospitals
  • municipal, regional, provincial and federal government
  • private “client-side”� corporations
  • social service agencies

Our extensive network of alumni, companies and industry associations makes it possible for us to place students virtually anywhere in Canada. As our program reputation grows, so too does the number of employers who have identified a desire to be internship hosts. All students will have internship opportunities and will be coached to develop effective resumés, portfolios and interviewing skills to successfully secure placements.

Connections
Network with more than 600 program alumni

Hands-on
Apply your learning by undertaking real-world projects for clients

Flexible and fast
Start in September or January, enter the workforce in just nine months

Choice
Pursue careers in applied social research, marketing research, or program evaluation

Small class size
Get personal attention from staff who are interested in your success

Affordable
Maximize your quality of life with a low cost of living or easy commute to Barrie

Admission information

Admission requirements

- Three year college advanced diploma or university degree, or equivalent. Typical specialties include: psychology, sociology, business, marketing, political science, anthropology, history, tourism, communications, education, health, or philosophy.

Admission details

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be granted admission to this program:

  • Three year college advanced diploma or university degree, or equivalent. Typical specialties include: psychology, sociology, business, marketing, political science, anthropology, history, tourism, communications, education, health, or philosophy.

Selection process

Applicants will be asked to submit a current resumé and letter of interest to the Program Co-ordinator.

Admission decisions will be based on academic grades, resumé and letter of interest.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

  • RAPP1000 Population and Demography
  • RAPP1001 Survey Design and Analysis
  • RAPP1002 Database Management
  • RAPP1003 Fund of Statistical Analysis
  • RAPP1004 Research Comm. Skills
  • RAPP1005 Qualitative Research
  • RAPP1006 Research Seminar
  • RAPP1007 Adv Statistical Procedures
  • RAPP1008 Research Management Skills
  • RAPP1009 Advanced Methods and Special Projects
  • RAPP1010 Spreadsheet And Table Man.
  • RAPP1011 New Research Technology

Internship

  • RAPP1012 Research Analyst Internship