What is the study about?
This is an important community survey into attitudes and behaviours that may impact on health. The information from this survey will help Cancer Council Victoria develop cancer prevention programs to help reduce the number of deaths and disease caused by cancer. The Social Research Centre has been commissioned to carry out this study on behalf of Cancer Council Victoria.
We want to be sure that the findings reflect the views of all Victorians, so it is important that we speak to a broad range of people about their thoughts and experiences. Please be assured that this invitation has no connection to any previous contact you may have had with Cancer Council Victoria.
How did we get your telephone number?
In order to ensure that the sample represents all sectors of the Victorian population, telephone numbers have been generated at random and therefore include both listed and unlisted numbers. The process used to randomly generate numbers was to select all eligible 6 digit prefixes and then randomly append the remaining digits to generate a phone number.
Mobile phone numbers have also been randomly generated.
Please be assured that this invitation has no connection to any previous contact you may have had with Cancer Council Victoria.
Before calling you we may have sent you a letter or SMS advising that the Cancer Council Victoria was running the study.
- The letter or SMS invited you to update your details, either phone number or state in which you live.
- Letters were sent to households where the randomly generated phone number was listed in the electronic White Pages.
- SMS messages were sent from phone number 0407 555 631.
How long will the survey take to complete?
The survey will take approximately 14 minutes to complete, depending on your answers. The survey is easy to answer as the questions are mainly about the respondent’s own health-related beliefs and experiences.
We will be conducting the survey until December 2016 so arrangements can be made for you to participate at any time that is convenient for you.
Is the survey compulsory?
The survey is entirely voluntary, however your participation is important. We want to be sure that the findings reflect the views of all Victorians, so it is important that we speak to a broad range of people about their thoughts and experiences.
What do I need to do?
An interviewer from The Social Research Centre may call in the next week or so.
If we call your landline, the interviewer will invite an adult from your household to participate. They will ask to speak to someone in your household who is 18 years of age or older. To ensure that we get good representation of younger people in the survey, the interviewer will first ask to speak to the youngest adult in the household.
If we call your mobile, as long as you are over 18 years old, we would like to speak with you as the phone owner.
How do we ensure your privacy is protected?
Should you wish to confirm anything about this survey, please call:
Megan Bayly, at Cancer Council Victoria, on (03) 9514 6489.