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Research FAQ

Q1: What is Spark? How can Spark help me with my research?

Spark: a centre for social research innovation is a McMaster Faculty of Social Sciences research centre.  We work with faculty, students and staff in any Faculty at McMaster or neighboring colleges/universities, and with researchers, governments, businesses and not for profits in the community.  The only requirement is a commitment to producing knowledge that helps build a brighter world.

We can help with any aspect of social research including:

  • The shift from, “I’m interested in X” to developing research questions
  • Finding collaborators in academia or the community
  • Training and support for a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Translation of research to policy and communities

For a full list of our services, visit Work With Us

You can also book a research conversation.  Our team will be happy to help. 

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