Applied research seeks to solve practical problems that are specific to an organizational or community context.
- Environmental and jurisdictional scans
- Literature reviews, including systematic reviews and scoping reviews
- Proposal development
- Knowledge translation, including development, dissemination, exchange and application of information
- Technical and plain language communication, including data visualization
WHAT IS APPLIED RESEARCH
Applied research focuses on answering questions that matter to communities and organizations. Through a collaborative process, an applied researcher:
- Works with the client to identify the questions to be answered.
- Gathers information from multiple sources, such as peer-reviewed research, other jurisdictions and community wisdom.
- Makes sense of the relevance of the information to the organization or community.
Applied research is not intended to create theoretical knowledge; its purpose is to provide practical information for evidence-based decision making.