Consulting and Contract Research
IIBSoR offers a range of consultancy and contract research services, including:
- independent methodological advice and peer review for research practitioners and users
- collaboration with research agencies on projects that require our specialist skills
- full service research consultancy for small-to-medium sized projects, particularly those that present a complex methodological or measurement challenge.
We can assemble diverse teams at short notice, drawing on our pool of highly respected subject area and method experts, experienced research practitioners and project managers and skilled research assistants.
We are also well placed to partner with other centres of excellence at UOW, including the Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology, the Centre for Health Initiatives, the Centre for Supply Chain Solutions Research and many others.
Duncan Rintoul is the first port of call for IIBSoR’s consultancy and contract research inquiries. He also personally manages IIBSoR’s applied social research projects.
What our clients say
“People here are very impressed and happy... So full of insight into the human face of the scheme, as well as some really thoughtful ideas about how it can be improved... The demographic that we are talking about here is challenged on many fronts – I take my hat off to you for your understanding of them and the way that you have interpreted their difficulties in a way that makes it easy for the rest of us to understand.”
“We really are very pleased with what you have delivered. It’s an excellent report ... well researched, clearly written, a good document we can use for multiple policy and program planning purposes”.
The Library Listening Post project: A narrative survey of users’ expectations and experiences.
Hurstville, Penrith, Waverly, Fairfield, Lake Macquarie, Auburn and Marrickville Libraries.
Co-design and analysis of a visitor intercept survey. A capacity-building joint venture with Hurstville Library and Galleries.
Evaluation of GPET’s 2009-11 funding agreement with the NACCHO State and Territory Affiliates.
General Practice Education and Training Ltd.
A complex evaluation, drawing on qualitative interviews, program data and document review. With Dr Ann Larson from Social Dimensions.
Evaluation of the Australian Tourism Exchange
Tourism Australia, subcontracting to Urbis Pty Ltd
|Project management and direction of a major survey project, including migration of pen-and-paper surveys to an online format.|
The impact of accumulated fine debt and the Work and Development Order (WDO) scheme on disadvantaged people in NSW
NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General (DJAG)
|Close to 50 face-to-face interviews with disadvantaged people and community workers to help DJAG evaluate a program that allows certain disadvantaged people to clear their fine debt by undertaking unpaid work, courses or treatment, with support of a registered organisation or health professional. Published as an appendix to DJAG’s report: ‘A fairer fine system’.|
Case studies of the Active After-school Communities program
Australian Sports Commission, subcontracting to Newspoll
|Case studies of three schools (one in Gosford and two in Perth) that had participated in the Active After-school Communities program. Case studies based on face-to-face interviewing and observation.|
Youth transitions and mentoring
|Design, field management and analysis of two online surveys: one with 200+ young people from an online survey panel, the other with 50-odd young people who had been mentored as part of a Wesley Mission program. Conducted to inform Wesley Mission’s service development, advocacy and fundraising strategies.|
Latest media coverage
The power of love - interview with Hugh Mackay, Illawarra Mercury, 4 May 2013
Den einflussreichsten Konsumenten finden (“Find the most influential consumers”) - interview with A/ Prof Ulrike Gretzel, Salzburger Nachrichten (in German, Austrian newspaper), 21 April 2013
Master's degree kicks off at Wollongong - Research News Magazine, April 2013 issue
The mobile phone turns 40 - interview with A/ Prof Ulrike Gretzel, The Wire radio, 4 April 2013
Digital detox: the rise of tech-free tourism - interview with A/ Prof Ulrike Gretzel, The Age, 11 March 2013
Technology improves emergency warnings - interview with Dr Katina Michael, ABC TV News, 27 Jan 2013
Concern people without latest technology will miss fire warnings - interview with Dr Katina Michael, ABC Radio News, PM with Mark Colvin, 23 Jan 2013