We need to talk about bias: The Census

November 15, 2016 0

Bias is a critically important issue but very difficult to measure – nevertheless a challenge worthy of our industry, writes Stephen Holden. One thing that virtually everyone seems to believe about survey research is that […]

Trump vs Hillary the lessons of 1936

November 10, 2016 0

While the political carnival that is the American Presidential election is about to end and fold its tent, there is no shortage of theories about voter intent on 8 November, all of them shaky because […]

The US Election – Do Australians care?

November 8, 2016 0

What seems to be a perpetual U.S. election campaign trail will come to an end on Tuesday, and America will have a new president. In the far reaches of the southern hemisphere hovers Australia, poised […]

The Census: A Threat to Online Surveys?

October 11, 2016 0

The recent compulsory online census in Australia stirred a considerable amount of controversy, and for seemingly good reason. Ahead of census day concern was raised by many Australian residents at being told they must share […]

Getting past the vocal minority

October 11, 2016 0

How understanding true public sentiment can help make laws for the public good. As the appetite grows among Australian governments for a more evidence-based approach towards implementing legislation, the need is as great as ever […]

Researcher named in Australian government honours

June 14, 2016 0

Congratulations to our AMSRS Fellow and most senior and longest standing member David Bottomley who was named in the honours list 13 June 2016 as a Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia “for significant service […]

National Centre for Longitudinal Data

April 15, 2016 0

A groundswell of open public data is building that will shape the lives of generations of Australians. Our society is in constant change. Technical innovation, demographic changes and geographic changes are all having a marked […]