Making Information Meaningful

case studies

Living in harmony

DIAC Living in harmony

The Australian Government established the Living in Harmony program in 1998 as an anti-racism initiative and it has been managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. The objectives of the program were/are to address issues of cultural, racial and religious intolerance by promoting respect, fairness […]

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Office of Migration Agents Regulation Authority (OMARA)

Proposed English language requirements for registered migration agents

For the Office of Migration Agents Regulation Authority ASR conducted a census of all registered migration agents (RMAs) about proposed changes to English language requirements for re-registering agents. Using MARA records, all RMAs were invited to provide […]

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DIAC Family migration

In 2011 and 2012 ASR and Australian National University (ANU) developed the family migration survey directed at the partners of skilled, family and humanitarian primary applicants that had arrived in Australia within the previous 5 years. ANU was the lead contractor for (DIAC) on this project. The research […]

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Boat people off Christmas Island

DIAC Irregular maritime arrivals (IMA) experiences in detention

DIAC engaged the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and ASR to conduct research of IMAs’ experiences in detention facilities throughout Australia.

ASR conducted the fieldwork component of the project with IMA’s in detention centres located in Christmas Island, Curtin (WA), Inverbrackie (SA), MITA (VIC), NIDC (NT […]

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ABC Current Affairs

Australian Broadcasting Corporation audience research

ASR was commissioned to conduct audience research (2008) of a regular current affairs program which broadcast to schools throughout Australia. The study involved contacting teachers in all types of school settings (private, government and independent as well as urban, regional and rural). We collected teachers’ opinions about all […]

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Student Exams

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

VCE examination feedback survey

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) has engaged Australian Survey Research (ASR) to conduct an online survey of Victorian VCE teachers about a range of examination-related issues. The survey was first conducted in 2007.

Between 900 to 1000 teachers respond […]

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University of Sydney

The University of Sydney Alumni Census

Australian Survey Research (ASR) was commissioned by The University of Sydney to conduct the 2012 alumni census, including non-alumni that have made a donation to the University within the last five years. The census was conducted among 130,682 domestic and international Alumni and 9,816 Non […]

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Student at ATM

Universities Australia student finances survey

The Universities Australia Student Finances Survey was used to identify student financial matters affecting tertiary study. The survey also gathered detailed personal income and expense data from international and domestic, postgraduate and undergraduate university students enrolled in all universities in Australia

ASR conducted cognitive testing groups among tertiary […]

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Uni Student

Universities Australia

As of 31 March 2010 there were 432,000 onshore international students in Australia. These students provide an export income to Australia in the vicinity of $18b per year.

The data used to estimate the current international student expenditure is based on a survey that has not been […]

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Deakin University

Deakin University commissioned Australian Survey Research (ASR) to conduct a survey of students who enrolled mid-year (trimester 2) at Deakin University in 2012. The aim of the study was to understand the reasons why students chose to enrol at Deakin and why they chose mid-year entry […]

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