The Research Process
Research can help you in
many ways – from finding best
practices, examining the state of your industry, monitoring
important developments, locating
details on your competitors, to getting the information
you need to make the best decisions.
Before retaining a
research firm, make sure you know they are qualified and that you understand how
they will conduct the research and bill for services.
Research can be very expensive, so we recommend that you build in safeguards
to know what costs are being incurred.
Here is how e-Clarity LLC
conducts research projects:
At the beginning of all discussions,
a Confidentiality Agreement is provided to the client. This insures that all information remains
private at all times.
Once discussions begin
about the matter needing research, a
Simple Needs Assessment is made to
establish the most valuable information.
When this is
Research Plan approved by the client is created to obtain the information.
When the contract is signed then work begins. In more complex assignments,
or upon request,
Statement of Work
is issued to identify exactly what will be achieved, when
and at what cost.
Normally, a fixed amount of
work is authorized and results are discussed when that is completed.
At that time the client determines what additional work should be
Since the situation or objectives can change as information is
developed, the discussion and review helps insure the best
outcomes and builds in flexibility that responds to new information.
Our clients make better
decisions and can act more effectively in the marketplace because
they have the right information. We find the facts needed to achieve exceptional
e-Clarity LLC is a member of the
Independent Information Professionals and conducts all business
with the highest degree of professionalism. When new clients
are accepted, their objectives become our top priority. We
strive for continuously outstanding customer service.
to see testimonials from our clients.
Contact us now to find out how research can improve your bottom line.