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?
Canada’s longest running research professional training program, established in 1991
Refine your skills on the job with a 12-week internship placement
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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.
Network with more than 600 program alumni
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
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
Maximize your quality of life with a low cost of living or easy commute to Barrie
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.
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.
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.
View the Research Analyst articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.
- 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
- RAPP1012 Research Analyst Internship