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MIR interviewers
All telephone surveys are conducted from our call centre in Crows Nest, NSW. 

If you receive a missed call from the following number 02 8458 2672 or a text message from 0427 626 247 (MCNAIR) it is likely that we were trying to contact you to participate in one of a variety of surveys we are conducting.

In most cases calls are made randomly to landlines or mobile numbers across Australia. In some cases when we call mobiles we will first need to check if you live in the area in which a given survey is being conducted.

While none of our surveys are compulsory, our clients and ourselves appreciate your participation. In order to ensure that our surveys are representative, McNair Ingenuity Research is permitted to call both silent numbers and numbers that are on the Do Not Call Register. However, you may request not to be called by us here.

Note that for most surveys the Government require us to make several attempts to call your number.

All telephone surveys conducted by McNair Ingenuity Research may be monitored or recorded for training and quality control purposes.  Respondents have the option to discontinue the survey at any time.

McNair Ingenuity Research conducts interviews during the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 10am to 8:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm (as required)

Our privacy policy can be found here.

Our main current surveys are:

Communicating Healthy Beginnings Advice by Telephone
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The Healthy Beginnings survey is being conducted amongst approximately 1,100 mothers of newly born babies at eight hospitals across Sydney. Participants are being asked to join the study by research assistants at the hospitals, and are advised to expect a call from McNair as a benchmark telephone interview. The interview takes about 20 minutes and asks about dietary and other health matters. Some participants will also receive either additional sms messages or phone calls from the Healthy Beginnings team over the months following the birth of their baby, while others will receive the normal support provided to all new mothers. There will be a second telephone interview when your baby is six months old.

If you have any concerns or comments about the research, please call on 1800 669 133 or send a message by clicking here.  You can find more detailed information at healthybeginnings.net.au.

National Listener SurveyPrint

The National Listener Survey is conducted every year on behalf of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and its member stations by means of a combination of online surveys amongst surveyvillage members, and telephone surveys using random digit dialing. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Personal information remains completely confidential – the information collected contributes to the reports which are publicly available here.

Airline Passenger Survey (Via Acuity Research and Insights)

The Airline Passenger Survey is about perceptions of leading Australian airlines. The survey is conducted by means of random calls to home and businesses using random digit dialing, in order to include people who have traveled recently, as well as members of the end client’s frequent flyer program, using phone numbers provided by the client airline. Respondents are advised from the outset whether they are being contacted from random dialing or from the airlines frequent flyer program. In all cases respondents are advised who the end client is at the end of the survey. The survey respondents identity is kept confidential and the client airline will not be provided any information that could identify what any individual’s answers are – irrespective of the source of the sample.

If you have any concerns or comments about the research, please call on 1800 669 133 or send a message by clicking here.

Adult Population Health Survey *Interviews currently being conducted
nsw-government-health logoThe NSW Adult Health Survey, is collected through a telephone survey of about 15,000 people from all over NSW.
Questionnaire | Methods | Results | Data dictionaries

www.health.nsw.gov.au

School Students Health Behaviours Survey
The Nnsw-government-health logoSW School Students Health Behaviours Survey is conducted in NSW schools every 3 years to provide information about the health behaviours and attitudes of secondary school students.
Questionnaire | Methods | Results | Data dictionaries

www.health.nsw.gov.au

The NSW Ministry of Health (formerly NSW Department of Health) encourages people who are contacted to participate in the surveys. Before analysis and reporting, all data is de-identified. No information is published or released in a form that could identify an individual. The results are of great value to the community in planning how to improve the health of people in NSW and local health services.

Calls are made to randomly selected landlines in NSW, as well as randomly selected mobiles across Australia. When we call mobile numbers for this survey we first ask you if you live in NSW, and if you don’t live in NSW we remove your number from our database of numbers to call for that survey.

From 2015, the NSW Population Health Survey is being administered under contract by McNair Ingenuity Research Pty Ltd. If you have any concerns or comments about the research, please on 1800 669 133 or send a message by clicking here.

In addition, a representative of the NSW Ministry of Health can also be reached on 1800 620 277, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can also visit the website for more detailed information by clicking here.

ACT General Health Data Collection
ACT Health LogoThe ACT General Health Data Collection, is collected through a telephone survey of about 1,700 people from all over ACT.

www.health.act.gov.au

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

This research is conducted among 12 diaspora on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to investigate the understanding of immigration policy knowledge and behavior among diaspora to improve the communication of these policies.

If you have any concerns or comments about the research, please call on 1800 669 133 or send a message by clicking here.

Alternatively you can contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on (02) 6152 2681

Local Content in Regional Australia

This research is being conducted on behalf of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The survey is an important confidential survey about awareness and attitudes towards local content in media in regional areas.

If you have any concerns or comments about the research, please call on 1800 669 133 or send a message by clicking here. Alternatively, you can call ACMA’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 850 115.

Our Watch – Advertising Effectiveness Research

The not for profit organization Our Watch, has commissioned research on the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. McNair Ingenuity Research has been commissioned by TNS Social Research to conduct surveys amongst Indigenous Australians as part of this research.

If you have been contacted to participate in this research, it because you have previously opted-in to participate in surveys with McNair Ingenuity Research, and/or the specialist research panel for Indigenous Australians, Surveymob (see surveymob.com.au).

If you have any concerns or comments about the research, please call on 1800 669 133 or send a message by clicking here. You can find more detailed information in this document – participant-information-sheet-1650g

Giving Australia 2016 – Small and Medium Business

This project is being undertaken as part of the Giving Australia 2016 study on behalf of the federal Department of Social Services and the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership.
To participate in the study, please follow the link mcnair.com.au/m/givingsurveySME

If you have any concerns or comments about the research, please call on 1800 669 133 or send a message by clicking here. You can find more detailed information in this document – Participant Information Sheet – Giving Australia 2016 – SME.

Ethics Approval Numbers: Queensland University of Technology: 1600000660
Australian Government Statistical Clearing House Approval Number: 02476 – 01

Giving Australia Study 2015

This project is being undertaken as part of the Giving Australia 2015 study on behalf of the federal Department of Social Services and the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership.

The purpose of the Giving Australia 2015 research project is to collect comprehensive, up-to-date information on giving by individuals, collectives and businesses in Australia.This data collection will refresh and expand on information gathered through the Giving Australia 2005 project. The Giving Australia 2015 project will provide critical information about giving and volunteering behaviours, attitudes and trends to support priority policy objectives to foster an Australian culture of giving. The information will specifically support the work of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership.  Participation will involve completing a 60 item anonymous questionnaire that will take approximately 20 minutes of your time. Calls are made to randomly generated landline mobile numbers across Australia.

If you have any concerns or comments about the research, please on 1800 669 133 or send a message by clicking here.You can find more detailed information in this document – Giving Australia 2015 Participant Information Sheet.

Ethics Approval Numbers: Queensland University of Technology: 1500000701
Swinburne University of Technology: SHR Project 2015/252

Circles of Social Life *Interviews currently being conducted

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This research is being conducted on behalf of the University of Western Sydney and the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA).

The survey, provides a way of assessing the nature of social life in a particular region, city or place. The questions are written in such a way as to allow for comparative analysis across the different places of research. To view the questionnaire, follow this link.

The survey is being conducted amongst residents of the following areas:

  • City of Parramatta (including Granville)
  • City of Blacktown (including Mount Druitt)
  • City of Penrith
  • City of Sydney (including Haymarket and Redfern)
  • City of Willoughby (including Chatswood)
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Yarra
  • City of Brimbank (including Sunshine)
  • Town of Alice Springs
  • Shire of Campaspe (including Echuca).

Calls are made to listed landlines in these 10 local government areas,  as well as mobile phone numbers provided by Global Data (www.globaldata.net.au) who advise us that permission has been given to contact that number.

Participants in this survey are asked their postcode, age, location and whether they are amongst certain communities of special interest, including whether they identify as Aboriginal or from the Torres Strait Islands, and whether the speak another language other than English at home. These questions are asked at the beginning of the survey in order to ensure that we have a representative cross section of the whole population.

Before analysis and reporting, all data is de-identified. No information is published or released in a form that could identify an individual.

If you have any concerns or comments about the research, please on 1800 669 133 or send a message by clicking here.  

Loose Fill Asbestos
NSW Fair Trading
  This survey is being conducted on behalf of NSW Fair Trading, part of the NSW Government.Telephone interviews are conducted in specific areas of NSW that have been identified by the NSW government as having a high risk of the presence of loose fill asbestos as insulation.Calls for this survey are being made to phone numbers listed in the white pages telephone books in the areas specified by NSW Fair Trading.More information about loose fill asbestos insulation and how Fair Trading can help can be found here.
Indigenous Communications and Media Survey
This survey is funded by a grant issued as part of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. The questions are about what communications technology you can access, such as phones, TV, radio, as well as listening, viewing and reading of Indigenous Media. There are also two questions about health in order to help government departments use the survey to target health related advertising campaigns.This survey is being conducted nationally amongst people who identify as Aboriginal or from the Torres Strait Islands.  Calls are made to members of Surveymob (surveymob.com.au) who have agreed to be called for paid research.The results of this survey will be publically available from December 2016. You can see highlights from the 2014 wave of this research program here.
Did you participate in a survey about the Western Sydney Aboriginal Health Service in early 2016?
You can access summary results here. We are also sending a link to these results by text message from 0427 626 247.