Service Overview

Baker Research Services (BRS) staff provides faculty and doctoral student support across the research spectrum- from advising on best resources for a project to managing research projects from beginning to end.  The group is a mix of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources.

Our services can leverage your time and add value to your research:

Literature Reviews (for cases, articles, books, teaching prep.)

  • Scholarly journals; popular, business, and trade press; working papers
  • Document delivery – provide copies of articles, working papers, dissertations
  • Citation tools support

Database Management and Analysis

  • Methodological and statistical consultations 
  • Data retrieval, cleaning, merging, analysis, management
  • Programming and programming support
  • Excel modeling
  • Data storage in a secure, permanently accessible online repository​

Database Creation

  • Batch article searching to capture counts of keywords or article citations
  • Pulling historical data from disparate electronic and print sources together in a database (e.g. company founding dates)
  • Screening, merging, subsetting existing data sources

Buying and Licensing Data

  • negotiate favorable contract and license terms
  • reach deals for best possible pricing
  • identify cost-share partners

Background Information/Data/Fact Checking

  • Teaching prep
  • Media interview prep
  • Case writing prep
  • Finding/creating maps and other images

Help Desk/Training/Coaching

  • Databases
  • Excel/SAS/Citation Tools
  • Business & research concepts

New research associates are encouraged to contact BRS early in their assignments for advice and training.

Contact

Alex Caracuzzo, Senior Manager, Baker Research Services

acaracuzzo@hbs.edu

617.495.2492