With over 25 years of experience in polling and market research, Janet has developed a knack for asking the right people the right questions. Based in Calgary, Janet Brown Opinion Research specializes in designing research projects that give clients a clear understanding of the audiences and stakeholders they want to influence. For some clients, this could include customers, potential customers, or employees. For other clients, it could include members, voters, or the general public. Throughout her career, Janet has managed research assignments for all levels of government and numerous private sector organizations. She has extensive experience in both quantitative and qualitative research, having designed and managed hundreds of custom research projects. In partnership with journalist Paul McLoughlin, Janet publishes “Wild Ride”, a quarterly report tracking public opinion in Alberta, and Alberta’s rapidly evolving provincial scene. Janet is often invited to speak about political and social trends. She is a regular commentator on the CBC Calgary News at Six, Alberta Primetime on CTV2, and the Global Calgary Weekend Morning News. Janet recently lead a large scale public opinion research project for CBC Calgary, as part of their series “Calgary: The Road Ahead”. This research will go beyond the “horse race” numbers to identify the underlying dynamics that are driving public opinion in Alberta. Janet continues to be active in the academic community and regularly delivers guest lectures at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. She is co-author of “Marginally Better: Polling in the 2015 Alberta Election”, a chapter to be included in “Orange Chinook”, an edited volume to be released by the University of Calgary Press in Fall 2018.