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While we are updating our website to bring you new and exciting content, we have listed the member resources here so you can access them during the time our website will be offline. We will relaunch on Monday 4th May.

If you have any queries you can contact Leslea at in regards to content or event needs you have during this time

Upcoming Webinar on the 28th April –
Design Thinking (Navigating wicked problems and business ambiguity)

Register by emailing Leslea –

Today’s business problems are increasingly impossible to define, let alone solve. When ambiguity rules, traditional problem-solving approaches not only don’t work, but usually make the situation worse.

Exploring classic models to understand how Design Thinking works, when to use it and the key to using it well. Providing frameworks, tools and research techniques for navigating environments defined by ambiguity, where clear problem definitions and solutions do not exist.

Learning objectives 
By the end of this webinar, you will have learnt how to: Tackle ambiguous business problems with a research methodology that can truly deliver worthwhile outcomes for your client. Be fully conversant with each of the market research steps in a design thinking exercise.

Speaker: Mo Fox CEO, MoFox, Sydney 
Mo Fox is a creative strategist and an accomplished artist with an extensive corporate background in advertising and strategy who consults and runs courses in the area of wicked problems, creativity and design thinking at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.  

Date: Tuesday 28th April, 2020
Location: Your PC Event Cost :(inc.GST) $88.00
Members $120.00
Non Members
QPR Points: 10
Time | Zones:
​ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm NSW | ACT | VIC | TAS
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm SA
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm QLD
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm NT
11:00 am – 12:00 pm WA  

Journals (or articles) you can access without a paid subscription

In response to a request at our recent member catch-up AMSRS has started a list of relevant journals that can be accessed online without a paid subscription. This list is a work-in-progress and we will continue to add to this list.

Survey Practice – An AAPOR Online journal for Survey Practitioners –

Survey Research Methods from the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) –

International Journal of Research in Marketing Open Access Articles (not all articles are open access) –

Journal of Marketing Management – Open Source Journal –

Current Issue –

Archive –

Other Industry Association Magazines available online – Similar magazine to AMSRS Research News

RANZ Interview Magazine –

Free Tafe Courses

TAFE 19 Courses in NSW released –


Free Member Webinar – An Introduction to open-source text analytics using R


The amount of text available to researchers has never been larger, so the requirement to use automated processes is becoming critical. Whilst there are some great commercial packages, in the current environment it makes sense to explore open-source options, and to enhance skills – hence the suggestion here to explore text analytics with some easy to use R procedures.


  • Enable you to process text automatically.
  • Learn what can and can’t be done with simple text analytic options.
  • Set you on a learning course to enable the efficient use of text.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this webinar, you will have learnt how to:
  • Understand the building blocks ot text analytics.
  • Organise and pre-process text for analysis.
  • Conduct a variety of analyses relevant to text, such N-grams and topic models.

Ray Poynter – CRO, Potentiate, UK

Ray is the Chief Research Officer at Potentiate, co-founder of NewMR, a Fellow of the MRS (UK), an ESOMAR Council member and well-known writer, workshop leader and conference keynote speaker.

Ray has spent the last 40 years working at the intersection of research, technology and methodology. He has held director-level positions with a range of companies including Millward Brown, Vision Critical, Virtual Surveys, Intelliquest and The Research Business.


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Free Webinars / Fireside Chats with Business Thought Leaders

Australia – Via Saxon Speakers Tuesday, 28 April – Sam Johnson on Disaster Recovery & Community – 10:00 am AEST – REGISTER HERE
Thursday, 30 April – Dr Amantha Imber on Productivity amid Distraction – 10:00 AM​ – REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, 5 May – Wayne Swan on Navigating a Recession – 10:00 AM​ – REGISTER HERE
Thursday, 7 May – Naomi Simson on Leadership in Challenging Times – 10:00 AM​ – REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, 12 May – Andrew May on Staying Well Amid a Crisis – 10:00 AM​ – REGISTER HERE
Thursday, 14 May – Janine Garner on Real Connections in a Virtual World – 10:00 AM​ – REGISTER HERE

Recorded Saxton speaker fireside chats from last month: click here

These include:

  • Chris Riddell on Trends Emerging from Crisis
  • Lisa Messenger on an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Cian McLoughlin on Selling in a Crisis
  • Sabina Read on Living and Working in The New Normal
  • Nadine Champion on Resilience
  • Dr Norman Swan on Wellness & COVID-19
  • Julia Banks on Post Crisis Management
  • Bernard Salt on Australia beyond COVID-19

UK – Via Speaker Associaties

We Wont Stop Talking was hosted live but you can view the recordings here:

Programme (All times are GMT (London time))
14:00 Cosimo Turroturro & Tina Schneidermann – Welcome Remarks
14:05 Alex Osterwalder – Managing under Uncertainty – Speech + individual Q&A
14:25 Howard Yu – How Temporary Work Tools Will Become Permanent – Speech + individual Q&A
14:45 Rahaf Harfoush – Living and Working in a Connected World – Speech + joint Q&A
15:00 Thimon de Jong – The Trust Pendulum – during and after the Corona Pandemic – Speech + joint Q&A
15:25 Rita McGrath – Strategy/Strategic Inflection Points – Speech + individual Q&A
15:45 René Carayol MBE – Extraordinary Times Demand Extraordinary Leadership – In conversation
16:00 Mark Ritson – Brands Do Best in Times of Trouble – Speech + individual Q&A
16:20 Peter Fisk – How to Survive and Thrive in Crazy Times – Speech + individual Q&A
16:45 Wrap-up