Welcome to my blog! My name is Joshua Morrill, and I am the founder/ owner of Morrill Solutions Research. I received a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 with a focus on how small groups make decisions, and research design. After considering a career doing strictly jury research, I broadened my scope so that I have been offering research and evaluation services to government, non-profit and corporate clients for nearly 10 years.
I am blogging because my experiences have given me a unique take on applied research. Oftentimes I have small “thought grenades” that I think could be useful, but I never had a venue to pull the pin and share. After some encouragement from friends, family and clients I am hoping this can be that venue. I anticipate posting on a wide variety of topics: Research books that are worth the money and those that fall short, research in the news, some thoughts on best practices and maybe even some emerging research trends. But, I will try to post something once a week.
I also encourage you to leave feedback as a response in the blog or email me directly (email@example.com). The best scenario is if a thought grenade I throw out prompts a new thought grenade to be lobbed back to me. That back and forth would make this blog really worthwhile. So, thank you for checking in, I hope you participate, and keep watching for an update soon.