Tag Archives: social research

Age doesn’t matter, the Internet is about relationships and knowledge

  I have been analysing the community and youth surveys on use of the Internet and have been surprised to see that high school students value the same things about the Internet as us old folks.  We asked students to …

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Connected youth: young people and the Internet

Young people are supposed to lead the way in use of the Internet.  But are high school students in the regional centre of Geraldton really switched on and connected?  As part of a project with the City of Greater Geraldton, …

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New surveys on the use of the Internet in Geraldton

We have been distributing surveys to electors in the City of Greater Geraldton about their use of the Internet.  With more than half of the required sample back, we will be reporting our preliminary findings next week.  A team of …

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Informing Geraldton residents: how well is the City doing?

The phone survey of community members has ended.   We reached a representative sample of residents aged 15 and above.  A big thanks to the participants and the Royal Lifesaving call centre in Bridgetown for making this possible. The CGG staff …

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Nudging our way to better land use management

Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, better known as NACC, enhances the natural resources of the Mid West by motivating land managers to adopt environmentally sustainable practices.  Changing behaviour is never easy, especially when you are talking about peoples’ livelihoods. NACC knows it …

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What do you want to know?

Peter and I did some big picture talking with Jenny Rolston, the Customer Service Manager for City of Greater Geraldton this week. This May Social Dimensions will be surveying residents and City staff to find out what they want to …

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A research apprenticeship

Today I caught up with S N Mitra, who taught me all I know about survey research.  Mitra got his masters in demography at Australian National University and returning to Bangladesh found himself starting Mitra and Associates.  Since the beginnings …

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Taking the smoke and mirrors out of qualitative analysis

Most program evaluations I do involve consulting stakeholders and clients. Usually the program is a complex one that does not offer a single product or service. A structured questionnaire will not capture the diversity of outputs and outcomes. If the …

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