Archive for November 2016

Introducing Research Study Templates

Everyone has questions about what works to improve our health, our relationships, and our society. But, very few of us are career researchers. We don’t necessarily have the perfect scientifically valid study ready to put into design and launch. Even those of us with a little research experience — any time savings designing a study is much…

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Defining Success: 4 Key Measurements That Go Beyond Revenue

Successful leaders understand that their company’s success is closely tied to the overall happiness, health and wellbeing of the communities they serve and the constituents that help keep their operations running. Fortune 500 companies and startups alike are going beyond “employees as stakeholders,” and making them owners as well. Additionally, many consumer brands have advertising…

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Researchers Should Heed The Warnings of the 2016 Election

It’s not just polling error. Election results show a diverse set of the US public thinks that traditional experts and thought leaders are disconnected a dead wrong. The health and social policy research community should view this as a warning, and change quickly, or risk research results being ignored by the very people they should…

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Why It’s Easier To Get People To Vote Than To Participate In Research

During the 2012 election, 40% of eligible Americans didn’t vote. That’s far worse than in countries as diverse as Sweden, New Zealand, the UK, Mexico and Turkey. The reasons are eerily similar to why people don’t participate in research studies — while most people agree that participating in research studies is important, very few actually do so.…

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