Working in a research organization, you develop knowledge by collecting and/or analyzing data and evidence to communicate the state of affairs or the impact of particular policies. Research organizations often seek to produce nonpartisan findings, sometimes as a part of a government body or a nonprofit. The findings of a research organization may be used to justify policy decisions or to inform the development of new policies. To do this work, you will become an expert on your policy topic. You may develop your expertise in research methods; a deep understanding of methods of analysis and strong project management skills are helpful in such organizations.