Where Research Begins has reached 50,000 copies sold worldwide. Thank you to everyone who believed in WRB from the start!

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A Revolutionary Method for Researchers and Mentors at All Career Stages

The hardest part of research isn’t answering a question. It’s knowing what to do before you know what your question is. Where Research Begins tackles the two challenges every researcher (and mentor) faces with every new project:

  • How do I find a compelling problem to investigate—one that truly matters to me, deeply and personally?
  • How do I then design my research project so that the results will matter to anyone else?

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WRB Around the World

Where Research Begins has already been translated into Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), and Polish, with Thai coming soon. In mainland China, the book enjoys has over 5000 5-Star reviews. In Japan, it was a best-seller at both the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University bookshops.

The method has been incorporated into 100’s of high school, undergraduate, graduate, post-doc, and faculty development programs across North America, Europe, the UK, and East Asia. To schedule a training, workshop, or consultation with Tom and Chris, or to learn more about events, click here.

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Meet Tom and Chris

Tom Mullaney (Stanford) and Chris Rea (UBC) are award-winning researchers, teachers and mentors with over 30 years of combined experience in the classroom. Where Research Begins is the culmination and distillation of this experience. To learn more about Tom and Chris, visit here.

Trainings, Lectures, and Workshops

Tom and Chris work with students, scholars, educators, and professionals at all career levels and in all fields and disciplines.To learn more about trainings, workshops, or consultations, click here.

Get Started with Free Worksheets and Tutorials

Get started on your research with Free Worksheets and a Free Online Course about Video Production for Academics and Students.

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