- A virtual organization of research experts with decades of experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology, financial services, non-profit, and education sectors.
- A dynamic, flexible network of people and small businesses at your service (or not: if you don't need it, you don't pay for it).
- Statistical consultants, focus group moderators, executive interviewers, field and tab service owners, Ph.D's in Social Psychology, former HR directors, product managers,branding specialists and advertising executives.
- Bonded together by mutual respect and trust having worked together for decades. We know we can rely on each other to provide outstanding service and creative solutions for your research needs.
Patricia B. Sikora, Ph.D - Principal/Owner
I have the pleasure of linking you with an incredible team of experts. I have over 30 years of corporate research experience, split between both supplier and in-house manager roles, along with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology. You get a street-smart "real world" perspective as well as rock-solid design and analytical training targeting your business questions.
I structured my company as a virtual company for a couple of reasons. First, as a corporate research manager, I was often frustrated when dealing with large research firms. I just needed what I needed when I needed it and didn't want to go through hoops and layers to pull together a research project. I also didn't like paying for experts and services that I didn't need. Overhead costs got folded into my project invoice and ate into my limited budget.
Second, over the years I have worked with many very talented and committed professionals. Each of them is an entrepreneur and enjoying their own success in their own firm or endeavor. We share the need for autonomy but also highly value collaboration and peer review of ideas. We know our clients benefit when we put our "collective brain" to work on their projects.
So, twenty years ago, when I started Sikora Associates, LLC, I deliberately structured an organization that minimized hassles and costs for my clients and maximized the opportunities for collaboration with this team of experts. You get the benefit of low overhead while receiving top-notch research and consultation services based on YOUR needs, not an organizational chart.
I hope you'll contact us so we can get to know you better.
Pat and Team
SIKORA ASSOCIATES, LLC
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