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Posts from the ‘Research’ Category

Corporate think tanks: experience, benefits and opportunities for young thinktankers

Corporate think tanks, being oriented towards demand-driven research, provide a distinct working experience to their young researchers. This post analyses what young researchers from prominent corporate Peruvian think tanks had to say about their workplaces and how their time there could be described as a crash-course in research methods.

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Academic think tanks: what do they offer to young researchers?

What sort of experiences do young researchers have while working at academic think tanks? Here, we explore the two main relationships that drive this: between young researchers and their superiors, and between young researchers and the think tanks themselves.

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Attracting and developing young talent: how can think tanks manage?

How can think tanks attract and retain young talent? In increasingly competitive environments, think tanks need the best individuals available to remain competent and productive. We talked to young thinktankers from prominent Peruvian think tanks to ask them what they expected from their workplaces in order to produce a list of recommendations for think tanks. This is a series composed of four blog posts.

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A learning platform on think tanks and electoral processes

On Think Tanks put together a learning platform on think tanks and electoral processes. More than 20 experiences from think tanks around the world have been compiled so far. The experiences intend to provide a space of reference/inspiration for those think tanks seeking to develop initiatives with a focus on elections. 2015 was an intense electoral year with presidential, legislative, regional and local elections in many countries. If your think tank (or other organisations you know) works with similar initiatives at the time of elections, share your experience so others can benefit from your lessons.

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#TTmethods – Session 3: Quantitative Survey Analysis

This session explores an approach to study think-tanks that relies on quantitative methods –namely survey analysis– to understand these organisations in a manner that may allow for generalisations.

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UK Think Tanks Reveal Who Funds Them as Sector Embraces Transparency

Think tanks in the UK are warming up to the idea of disclosing who funds them and for what, perhaps mirroring an ongoing trend from the United States and elsewhere. Till Bruckner discusses who is leading this trend and who has still to follow.

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Australian Think Tanks Least Transparent in the World, New Data Shows

Researchers from Transparify have just rated Australian think tanks as the least transparent in the world. This post discusses these findings and calls for Australian think tanks to be more transparent and disclose who funds them (and for what).

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#TTmethods – Session 2: Researching think-tanks with social network analysis

This session will look at how social network analysis (SNA) can be applied to the political world and to public policy research.

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#TTmethods – Session 1: Case studies, qualitative methods and diachronic perspectives

This session explores an approach to study think-tanks that relies on an array of qualitative methods – including interviews, ethnography, document analysis – to understand these organisations from a closer perspective.

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Lessons from the Peruvian think tank awards

This post offers some insights into the think tank community in Peru as seen by the judging panel of PODER'sThink Tank of the Year Awards. Winners of the Premio PODER will be announced at the end of October.

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