So, what is Research?

The term ‘Research’ is often misused, to some, conducting an internet search is considered research. However, this is misleading.  Research is the process in which we discover new knowledge via a systematic investigation.  Here at CDS DS we most frequently conduct applied research that tends to drill down to answer and provide a solution to a specific problem of an individual or group.

Our Research Team

Our Research Team is headed up by an expert military psychologist who leads a team of academics that provide groundbreaking research in behavioural psychology. Everything we do at CDS DS is founded in science – which means our customers benefit from evidence, not opinion.


There are 2 types of Research....

...and CDS Defence & Security is an expert in both.

The first is Applied Research which is a methodology used to solve a specific, practical problem of an individual or group. In practice, this means that the CDS DS team build upon previously constructed theories, pull together both quantitative and qualitative data to answer a question, usually set by a customer with a specific problem they need to answer.  Alternatively, applied research can be used to inform the CDS DS Training Consultants and ensure the training they are designing results in maximum operational effectiveness.

The second is Experimental Research which is any research conducted with a scientific approach, where a set of variables are kept constant while the other set of variables are being measured as the subject of the experiment.  Although this is conducted much less frequently by CDS DS...