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Research, Writing and Development

A Little Research provides advice on the state-of-the-art in computing technology and related fields, supported by academic research. A Little Research can
 
  • identify and review scientific research relevant to the computing industry;
  • assist in the conduct and implementation of new research; and
  • create high-quality software and technical documentation.

I aim to provide a simple service with fast turn-around for businesses looking to implement and deploy cutting-edge technology before embarking on expensive large-scale research projects.

WELCOME

A Little Research

IMAGEHOME

Research, Writing and Development

A Little Research provides advice on the state-of-the-art in computing technology and related fields, supported by academic research. A Little Research can
 
  • identify and review scientific research relevant to the computing industry;
  • assist in the conduct and implementation of new research; and
  • create high-quality software and technical documentation.

I aim to provide a simple service with fast turn-around for businesses looking to implement and deploy cutting-edge technology before embarking on expensive large-scale research projects.

WELCOME

A Little Research

IMAGEHOME

Research, Writing and Development

A Little Research provides advice on the state-of-the-art in computing technology and related fields, supported by academic research. A Little Research can
 
  • identify and review scientific research relevant to the computing industry;
  • assist in the conduct and implementation of new research; and
  • create high-quality software and technical documentation.

I aim to provide a simple service with fast turn-around for businesses looking to implement and deploy cutting-edge technology before embarking on expensive large-scale research projects.

SERVICES

A Little Research provides

book-solid copy

literature searches

edit-regular copy

research briefs

cogs-solid copy

software development

pencil-solid copy

technical writing

Prices vary according to the scope of reviews and research. I recommend you start with a search for relevant literature to get an idea of what is available then consider a more detailed review or new research according to your needs. Note that I cannot usually provide copies of academic articles as the copyright for these is held by their publishers, but I can show you how to obtain a copy from the publisher (open access if possible or pay-per-article otherwise). See the Policy Quick Guide for a summary of our policies regarding intellectual property, client confidentiality, and payment.

Literature Searches

$ 120 per topic
  • Aims to identify the 5-10 articles most relevant to a given topic. Where a large number of articles are available on a topic, articles chosen may be a representative sample of sub-topics (existing literature reviews where available). Links will be provided to open access versions of original articles where available, or to original publisher summaries otherwise.

Literature Reviews

$ 120 per article reviewed
  • Summarises the contents of articles as they relate to the topic of research, and synthesises their results into a coherent whole. Each summary is sufficient to convey the central results of each article as they relate to the topic of the review, but does not discuss detailed methodologies or research data, for which the reader should refer to the original article. Reviews do not in general contain any new knowledge.

Research Projects

contact for a quote
  • Small-scale research projects intended to generate new knowledge or technology in software engineering, information security, data management and related fields. Costs and outputs vary according to the scale and nature of the project, and the time and resources required.

Research

  • A Little Research’s introductory service aims to identify the 5-10 articles most relevant go a given topic. A full research brief then summarises the most relevant research and synthesises the results into coherent overview of the state of the art.

Software Development

  • I’ve developed software for a wide variety of technology platforms, specialising in research applications requiring a broad knowledge of science and engineering beyond that found in a basic Bachelor of Information Technology.

Writing

  • I can document software systems and research activities in clear English for both technical and non-technical audiences. I’m fluent in programming, software design, and mathematics, and am experienced teacher of all these at university level.

I will not do your homework for you. A Little Research’s services are for genuine practitioners and organisations looking to solve problems and/or improve their practice using academic research. Students are expected to do their own research as part of learning their own practice.  
 

SERVICES

A Little Research provides

book-solid copy

literature searches

edit-regular copy

research briefs

cogs-solid copy

software development

pencil-solid copy

technical writing

Prices vary according to the scope of reviews and research. I recommend you start with a search for relevant literature to get an idea of what is available then consider a more detailed review or new research according to your needs. Note that I cannot usually provide copies of academic articles as the copyright for these is held by their publishers, but I can show you how to obtain a copy from the publisher (open access if possible or pay-per-article otherwise). See the Policy Quick Guide for a summary of our policies regarding intellectual property, client confidentiality, and payment.

Literature Searches

$ 120 per topic
  • Aims to identify the 5-10 articles most relevant to a given topic. Where a large number of articles are available on a topic, articles chosen may be a representative sample of sub-topics (existing literature reviews where available). Links will be provided to open access versions of original articles where available, or to original publisher summaries otherwise.

Literature Reviews

$ 120 per article reviewed
  • Summarises the contents of articles as they relate to the topic of research, and synthesises their results into a coherent whole. Each summary is sufficient to convey the central results of each article as they relate to the topic of the review, but does not discuss detailed methodologies or research data, for which the reader should refer to the original article. Reviews do not in general contain any new knowledge.

Research Projects

contact for a quote
  • Small-scale research projects intended to generate new knowledge or technology in software engineering, information security, data management and related fields. Costs and outputs vary according to the scale and nature of the project, and the time and resources required.

Research

  • A Little Research’s introductory service aims to identify the 5-10 articles most relevant go a given topic. A full research brief then summarises the most relevant research and synthesises the results into coherent overview of the state of the art.

Software Development

  • I’ve developed software for a wide variety of technology platforms, specialising in research applications requiring a broad knowledge of science and engineering beyond that found in a basic Bachelor of Information Technology.

Writing

  • I can document software systems and research activities in clear English for both technical and non-technical audiences. I’m fluent in programming, software design, and mathematics, and am experienced teacher of all these at university level.

I will not do your homework for you. A Little Research’s services are for genuine practitioners and organisations looking to solve problems and/or improve their practice using academic research. Students are expected to do their own research as part of learning their own practice.  
 

SERVICES

A Little Research provides

book-solid copy

literature searches

edit-regular copy

research briefs

cogs-solid copy

software development

pencil-solid copy

technical writing

Prices vary according to the scope of reviews and research. I recommend you start with a search for relevant literature to get an idea of what is available then consider a more detailed review or new research according to your needs. Note that I cannot usually provide copies of academic articles as the copyright for these is held by their publishers, but I can show you how to obtain a copy from the publisher (open access if possible or pay-per-article otherwise). See the Policy Quick Guide for a summary of our policies regarding intellectual property, client confidentiality, and payment.

Literature Searches

$ 120 per topic
  • Aims to identify the 5-10 articles most relevant to a given topic. Where a large number of articles are available on a topic, articles chosen may be a representative sample of sub-topics (existing literature reviews where available). Links will be provided to open access versions of original articles where available, or to original publisher summaries otherwise.

Literature Reviews

$ 120 per article reviewed
  • Summarises the contents of articles as they relate to the topic of research, and synthesises their results into a coherent whole. Each summary is sufficient to convey the central results of each article as they relate to the topic of the review, but does not discuss detailed methodologies or research data, for which the reader should refer to the original article. Reviews do not in general contain any new knowledge.

Research Projects

contact for a quote
  • Small-scale research projects intended to generate new knowledge or technology in software engineering, information security, data management and related fields. Costs and outputs vary according to the scale and nature of the project, and the time and resources required.

Research

  • A Little Research’s introductory service aims to identify the 5-10 articles most relevant go a given topic. A full research brief then summarises the most relevant research and synthesises the results into coherent overview of the state of the art.

Software Development

  • I’ve developed software for a wide variety of technology platforms, specialising in research applications requiring a broad knowledge of science and engineering beyond that found in a basic Bachelor of Information Technology.

Writing

  • I can document software systems and research activities in clear English for both technical and non-technical audiences. I’m fluent in programming, software design, and mathematics, and am experienced teacher of all these at university level.

I will not do your homework for you. A Little Research’s services are for genuine practitioners and organisations looking to solve problems and/or improve their practice using academic research. Students are expected to do their own research as part of learning their own practice.  
 

SAMPLES

Discover My Work

A Little Research’s blog publishes research-based reviews of topics of general interest to the computing community.
I’ve also also published non-fiction for popular audiences in The Conversation, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, and Aurealis.

SAMPLES

Discover My Work

A Little Research’s blog publishes research-based reviews of topics of general interest to the computing community.
I’ve also also published non-fiction for popular audiences in The Conversation, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, and Aurealis.

SAMPLES

Discover My Work

A Little Research’s blog publishes research-based reviews of topics of general interest to the computing community.
I’ve also also published non-fiction for popular audiences in The Conversation, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, and Aurealis.

ABOUT

Who We Are

Nicholas Paul Sheppard

RESEARCHER

A Little Research is owned and operated by Nicholas Paul Sheppard. I am an engineer, teacher and researcher with particular experience in software development, information security and privacy, algorithms, library technology and open data. I hold degrees in computer systems engineering and mathematics from the University of Queensland and a PhD in computer science from the University of Sydney.
A Little Research is based in Wollongong, New South Wales. I can work in person anywhere in the Greater Wollongong area, and north to the Sydney CBD. Occasional visits to other east coast and ACT locations can also be negotiated. I can conduct remote work for clients anywhere in Australia.

ABOUT

Who We Are

Nicholas Paul Sheppard

RESEARCHER

A Little Research is owned and operated by Nicholas Paul Sheppard. I am an engineer, teacher and researcher with particular experience in software development, information security and privacy, algorithms, library technology and open data. I hold degrees in computer systems engineering and mathematics from the University of Queensland and a PhD in computer science from the University of Sydney.
A Little Research is based in Wollongong, New South Wales. I can work in person anywhere in the Greater Wollongong area, and north to the Sydney CBD. Occasional visits to other east coast and ACT locations can also be negotiated. I can conduct remote work for clients anywhere in Australia.

ABOUT

Who We Are

Nicholas Paul Sheppard

RESEARCHER

A Little Research is owned and operated by Nicholas Paul Sheppard. I am an engineer, teacher and researcher with particular experience in software development, information security and privacy, algorithms, library technology and open data. I hold degrees in computer systems engineering and mathematics from the University of Queensland and a PhD in computer science from the University of Sydney.
A Little Research is based in Wollongong, New South Wales. I can work in person anywhere in the Greater Wollongong area, and north to the Sydney CBD. Occasional visits to other east coast and ACT locations can also be negotiated. I can conduct remote work for clients anywhere in Australia.

CONTACT

Get in touch

Have a question or need more information? Please send a little research an email or fill out the contact form and we will be in touch ASAP.

   enquiries@alittleserearch.com.au

    CONTACT

    Get in touch

    Have a question or need more information? Please send a little research an email or fill out the contact form and we will be in touch ASAP.

       enquiries@alittleserearch.com.au

      CONTACT

      Get in touch

      Have a question or need more information? Please send a little research an email or fill out the contact form and we will be in touch ASAP.

         enquiries@alittleserearch.com.au