Astrophilia Research Services

Astrophilia Research Services welcomes submission of “orphan” research projects that have value and merit but do not seem to “fit” acceptance and publication in the more traditional or mainstream science journals, and can become particularly frustrating when researchers are attempting to adhere to the typical eight elements of a “good” research proposal but they are facing such challenges as:

-Background of the study – when the research topic has not been previously investigated
-Problem Statement. – when the potential problem(s) can only be projected based upon human factors and interactions
-Objectives of the study. – when the objectives are likely to change or evolve over time depending upon the available information
-Significance of the study. – when the significance of the study is likely to have far-reaching implications yet-to-be ascertained which makes it difficult or impossible to predict
-Limitation of the study. – possible limitation of the external validity or generalizability to undiscovered “life” forms
-Definition of terms. – a scientific definition of “life” has yet to be standardized
-Literature Review. – scientific vs. non-scientific outside sources
-Methodology. – grounded theory where the data and the information on hand ultimately constructs the hypotheses and/or the research questions OR, the development of an entirely new methodology which is driven by the hypotheses and/or the research questions

The Astrophilia Research Services tends to venture where no man has gone before since the Theory of Astrophilia (Markey, 2019) addresses the possibility of “life” beyond Earth’s biosphere whatever form that “life” may assume as well as humans’ predilection to seek out such life. Astrophilia Research Services also offers its expertise regarding research projects that examine the potential challenges of communication and interactions with these other life forms at and following the point of first contact. In addition, Astrophilia Research Services offers insight into the psychology underlying human factors and tendencies, as well as the potential for conflict management if or when, Space is regarded as little more than a strategic asset available for human colonization and resource acquisition.

We invite you to contact us for additional information pertaining to Astrophilia Research Services which can be specifically tailored to meet the requirements of your proposed research project, and may include consultation(s), research collaboration(s), assistance in organizing and writing the research proposal, editing and submission of the final draft of the research proposal, grant identification and submission assistance. Research consultations and collaborations can be contracted at an hourly rate or calculated as a flat fee for the entire project.

Dr. Mary Ann Markey has been an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, statistics, psychology, and conflict management. She also has extensive experience in editing, publishing, presenting, organizing and hosting international conferences on Astrophilia and related topics.