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.
Posts from the ‘Research’ Category
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).