We have an understanding of the complexities of household formation, an empathy for families in crisis, and an appreciation of the challenges associated with balancing work and parenting.
We have extensive experience in undertaking surveys specifically focused on measuring knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours in relation to alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use.
The main thematic areas cover population health; employment; education and training; tobacco; drugs and alcohol; cancer knowledge attitudes and behaviours; parenting and families; and community strength.
We have an active interest in this content area, as well as an abiding interest in ensuring that these sometimes hard to reach groups are adequately represented in our research.
We have a wealth of experience in undertaking high-quality qualitative and quantitative research to inform and evaluate social marketing and health promotion communication campaigns.
We have undertaken many surveys including the Australian component of the International Crime Victimisation Survey undertaken for the Australian Institute of Criminology and the United Nations Organisation.
We have developed very sensitive qualitative research and survey research procedures to facilitate the ethical participation of people with mental disorders in our research.
The Social Research Centre is at the forefront of worker’s compensation and Compulsory Third-Party (CTP) insurance research and have accumulated a deep understanding of this sector.
We have undertaken numerous qualitative and quantitative Road Safety research studies, contributing significantly to the understanding of road-user attitudes and behaviours among regulators and insurers.
We have provided research services to address issues across the complete continuum of the education system from early childhood education to secondary schooling and tertiary education.
Welfare reform projects constitute some of our largest (in excess of 50,000 interviews annually) and most complex research endeavours involving longitudinal or multi-method research designs.
We have been involved in population health surveillance, primarily via the Victorian Population Health Survey, since 2005. We have also undertaken extensive child health and wellbeing surveys.
We recognise that this topic requires a unique approach to ensure the collection of reliable information, from the research method through to question wording and interpretation of results.
We have provided many qualitative and quantitative research services to government, health authorities and various Cancer Councils across Australia and as such have a detailed knowledge of this topic area.