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
Fall 2018 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students are equipped 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. Students are provided with hands-on experience and focus on the entire research process. Students 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 support students in securing an internship connected to their program outcomes. Students will be competitive for internship opportunities through coaching and support on developing effective resumes, cover letters, portfolios and interviewing skills.

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 résumé and letter of interest to the program co-ordinator.

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

Pathways

View the Research Analyst articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

  • RAPP1016 Research Project Management Skills
  • RAPP1001 Survey Design and Analysis
  • RAPP1013 Market and Social Research Tools and Techniques
  • RAPP1014 Report Writing and Presentation Skills
  • RAPP1003 Fund of Statistical Analysis
  • RAPP1005 Qualitative Research
  • RAPP1015 Professional Workplace Communication
  • RAPP1007 Adv Statistical Procedures
  • RAPP1000 Population and Demography
  • RAPP1010 Spreadsheet And Table Man.
  • RAPP1017 Data Evaluation, Integration, and Reporting
  • RAPP1018 Capstone Major Research Project

Internship

  • RAPP1012 Research Analyst Internship