Unique Considerations for Public Sector Research

What are the unique considerations for doing research for the public sector in Canada? What makes the government a special user of research? How is program evaluation different from measuring citizen satisfaction and how do they all connect with public opinion research for government? What is the process of procurement in government and what does “the standing offer mean”? How does research for Crown Corporations, unique entities serving as instruments of public policy while also having commercial interests and competitive pressures differ? What specific value-added competencies can be gained from doing research in the public sector? How have technology and innovation been leveraged by researchers working for the public sector? This set of presentations from varied executives who have worked in or served the public sector will offer in-depth insights on conducting research projects for the government and qualifying for doing research with the different levels of government in Canada. You will also learn how public sector research is done for Crown Corporations to influence policy making in the interest of Canadians in a competitive environment. 

Presenters include: Kelly Bennett, Government of Nova Scotia, Christopher Adams, PhD, CAIP, University of Manitoba, Peter MacIntosh, CAIP, Narrative Research,  Nathaniel Stone, CAIP, FCRIC, Algonquin College, and more!

Unique Considerations for Public Sector Research