Work at Home
Businesses employ researchers to search for, understand
and summarise information to help make a business decision,
or back up a business decision. Often this work can
be done from home, as it involves Internet searches,
backed up by searches of commercial databases such as
Factiva and Lexis- Nexis.
Data is accumulated, analysed, summarised and documented.
Organisations may not require full time researchers,
so they outsource this task either directly or through
Research jobs require qualifications and/or experience
in analysis and research. An economics or finance background
would be useful, as a lot of research involves market
and financial analysis, as well as preparing company
profiles, market reviews and economic papers.
I need to do further research in this area myself,
as I have not yet found and Australian organisation
requiring home based researchers.
One US example is clicknwork.com which
aims to 'bring together the talent of people from around
the world to provide business services (research, analysis,
writing, data entry, interviews etc) to companies.'
Please let me know if you have any examples: email@example.com