Social Research Centre

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Why take part in research?

Our work opens up conversation around important issues at the centre of life in Australia and helps improve the lives of all Australians.

 

We initiate dialogues on crucial Australian matters, fostering positive change in the lives of its people.

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Be part of informed policy change.

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Have your say and be heard.

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Help shape the future of society.

By taking part in our research projects, you will offer essential insights that influence improved policies, creating a positive impact for Australia’s future.

 

Your involvement goes beyond simple participation – it contributes to the initiation of vital conversations surrounding key issues that lie at the heart of Australian society. By sharing your voice, you play an integral role in driving positive change and enhancing the well-being of every Australian.

 

We know your time is precious, but our work really does make a difference.

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We will never call with a private or unknown number.

Benefits

As a sign of appreciation for participation in our research, a range of incentives are sometimes offered. The type of incentive offered is chosen by our clients, in consultation with our project team. We use two strategies for providing incentives:

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February ’24 collection period

Method of entry:  Entry is open to respondents of the 2024 Graduate Outcomes Survey February collection period. To be included in the rolling prize draw, those invited to complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey must complete the survey online at qilt.edu.au/gos.
Employees of the Social Research Centre are ineligible to enter this trade promotion lottery.   Entry into the draw for persons in South Australia aged under 18 years (on the date of the survey launch), will be subject to confirmation of parental consent via response to a question in-survey. Duration of entry period:  The total entry period for inclusion in the competition is from survey launch on 06 February 2024 to 04 March 2024 at 11.59pm AEDT. Four prize draws will occur during this period, with the following schedule:
  • Respondents who complete their survey before 11.59pm AEDT 12 February will be entered into prize draws #1 to #4 and will be eligible to win a prize in each draw.
  • Respondents who complete their survey before 11.59pm AEDT 19 February will be entered into three prize draws and will be eligible to win a prize in Prize Draw #2, #3 and #4.
  • Respondents who complete their survey before 11.59pm AEDT 26 February will be entered into two prize draws and will be eligible to win a prize in Prize Draw #3 and #4.
  • Respondents who complete their survey before 11.59pm AEDT 04 March will be entered into and will be eligible to win a prize in Prize Draw #4. 
Details of prizes and prize values:
Draw #1 – #4 1st Prize 1 x $1,000 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn from the national prize pool
Draw #1 – #4 2nd Prize 2 x $250 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn as follows: 1x $250 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn for NSW, QLD & ACT 1 x $250 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn for VIC, SA, WA, TAS & NT
In total, 4 x $1,000 and 8 x $250 will be drawn. Total prize draw values for each State and Territory are: NSW/QLD/ACT $1,000, VIC/SA/WA/TAS/NT $1,000 and a national prize pool of $4,000. The total prize pool is valued at $6,000. Date, time and place of draw: The prize draws will be conducted with the following schedule:
  • Prize Draw #1: 11:00 am AEDT 14 February 2024
  • Prize Draw #2: 11:00 am AEDT 21 February 2024
  • Prize Draw #3: 11:00 am AEDT 28 February 2024
  • Prize Draw #4: 11:00 am AEDT 06 March 2024
All draws from 14 February 2024 to 06 March 2024 will be conducted at Level 5, 350 Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Winners will be identified through a random computer-generated draw. Publication of winner names:  Winners will be notified by telephone and in writing via email within seven days of the relevant draw. The initials and the higher education institution of winners will be published online at https://www.facebook.com/QILT1 with the following schedule:
  • Prize Draw #1: 14 February 2024
  • Prize Draw #2: 21 February 2024
  • Prize Draw #3: 28 February 2024
  • Prize Draw #4: 06 March 2024 
Trader’s name and address: The trader is the Social Research Centre Pty Ltd, Level 5, 350 Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000 ABN: 91096153212 Unclaimed prize draw: If any prizes are unclaimed by 01 July 2024, an unclaimed prize draw will take place at 11:00 am AEDT on 03 July 2024 at Level 5, 350 Queen St, Victoria, Melbourne 3000. The winners will be notified by telephone and in writing via email within seven days of the draw. The initials and the higher education institution of winners be published online at https://www.facebook.com/QILT1 on 03 July 2024. Cancellation clause: If, for any reason, any aspect of this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion and invalidate any affected entries, or suspend or modify a prize, subject to State or Territory regulation. Permit numbers: ACT Permit number: TP 23/00964 (01 July 2023 – 30 June 2024) NSW Permit number: TP/01891 (25 May 2022 – 24 May 2027)
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November ’23 collection period

Method of entry:  Entry is open to respondents of the 2024 Graduate Outcomes Survey November 2023 collection period. To be included in the rolling prize draw, those invited to complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey must complete the survey online at qilt.edu.au/gos.

Employees of the Social Research Centre are ineligible to enter this trade promotion lottery.  

Entry into the draw for persons in South Australia aged under 18 years (on the date of the survey launch), will be subject to confirmation of parental consent via response to a question in-survey.


Duration of entry period:  The total entry period for inclusion in the competition is from survey launch on 31 October 2023 to 27 November 2023 at 11.59pm AEDT. Four prize draws will occur during this period, with the following schedule:

  • Respondents who complete their survey before 11.59pm AEDT 06 November will be entered into prize draws #1 to #4 and will be eligible to win a prize in each draw.
  • Respondents who complete their survey before 11.59pm AEDT 13 November will be entered into three prize draws and will be eligible to win a prize in Prize Draw #2, #3 and #4.
  • Respondents who complete their survey before 11.59pm AEDT 20 November will be entered into two prize draws and will be eligible to win a prize in Prize Draw #3 and #4.
  • Respondents who complete their survey before 11.59pm AEDT 27 November will be entered into and will be eligible to win a prize in Prize Draw #4.


Details of prizes and prize values:

Draw #1 – #4

1st Prize

3 x $1,000 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn from the national prize pool

Draw #1 – #4

2nd Prize

5 x $500 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn as follows:

3 x $500 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn for NSW & VIC

1 x $500 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn for ACT, NT & QLD

1 x $500 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn for SA, TAS & WA

Draw #1 – #4

3rd Prize

5 x $250 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn as follows:

3 x $250 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn for NSW & VIC

1 x $250 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn for ACT, NT & QLD

1 x $250 Visa prepaid e-gift card drawn for SA, TAS & WA

In total, 12 x $1,000, 20 x $500 and 20 x $250 will be drawn. Total prize draw values for each State and Territory are: NSW/VIC $9,000, ACT/NT/QLD $3,000, SA/TAS/WA $3,000 and a national prize pool of $12,000. The total prize pool is valued at $27,000.

Date, time and place of draw: The prize draws will be conducted with the following schedule:

  • Prize Draw #1: 11:00 am AEDT 08 November 2023
  • Prize Draw #2: 11:00 am AEDT 15 November 2023
  • Prize Draw #3: 11:00 am AEDT 22 November 2023
  • Prize Draw #4: 11:00 am AEDT 29 November 2023


All draws from 08 November 2023 to 29 November 2023 will be conducted at Level 5, 350 Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Winners will be identified through a random computer-generated draw.

Publication of winner names:  Winners will be notified by telephone and in writing via email within seven days of the relevant draw. The initials and the higher education institution of winners will be published online at https://www.facebook.com/QILT1 with the following schedule:

  • Prize Draw #1: 08 November 2023
  • Prize Draw #2: 15 November 2023
  • Prize Draw #3: 22 November 2023
  • Prize Draw #4: 29 November 2023


Trader’s name and address: The trader is the Social Research Centre Pty Ltd, Level 5, 350 Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

ABN: 91096153212

Unclaimed prize draw: If any prizes are unclaimed by 04 March 2024, an unclaimed prize draw will take place at 11:00 am AEDT on 06 March 2024 at Level 5, 350 Queen St, Victoria, Melbourne 3000. The winners will be notified by telephone and in writing via email within seven days of the draw. The initials and the higher education institution of winners be published online at https://www.facebook.com/QILT1 on 06 March 2024.

Cancellation clause: If, for any reason, any aspect of this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion and invalidate any affected entries, or suspend or modify a prize, subject to State or Territory regulation.

Permit numbers:          

ACT Permit number: TP 23/00964 (01 July 2023 – 30 June 2024)

NSW Permit number: TP/01891 (25 May 2022 – 24 May 2027)

SA Permit number: T23/1567

FAQs

Why is it important that I participate?

Participation is always voluntary, but your participation is important.

Why? Because it ensures representativeness and that results can be projected to the population.

How did you get my number?

Our staff may have contacted you as part of a research survey. We are a social research company, exempt from the Australian Do Not Call Register. This means that we may call telephone numbers listed on the Do Not Call Register to conduct opinion polling and standard questionnaire-based research.

We are not telemarketers, we are not selling a product and we do not provide your name or contact information to any other parties. 

The phone numbers we dial are either:

  • Randomly generated by computer, using known telephone exchange prefixes
  • Randomly selected from available telephone directories
  • Provided to us by our clients.

What happens to the information I provide?

The information you provide is used for research-only purposes. The information you provide is merged with that of other survey participants to form an aggregated view of perceptions, opinions and issues. This helps to inform the decision-making process of our clients.

Why do you collect personal information about me?

We collect information such as age and household composition as these are used to “categorise” survey participants for analysis and interpretation of the information collected.


We are not concerned with the identity of the person who provided the data but are looking for patterns across population groups (defined by age, gender, household type, etc).

Will I be re-contacted as a result of participating in a survey?

Your participation in the survey does not automatically entail further contact unless you choose to opt in for follow-up communication. We respect your preferences and ensure that your engagement level is entirely up to you.

 

We would only contact you again if:

  • One of our supervisors calls to confirm the authenticity of the survey by re-asking a couple of questions (that is, the supervisor checks that the interviewer did their job properly).
  • Where you explicitly give your permission to be re-contacted for follow-up research or future survey.

Do my details go on to a database as a result of participating in one of your surveys?

We only contact people for research purposes.

 

The information we collect from you will never be used to contact you for a telemarketing type call, a follow up sales call, nor a call for donations.

 

Upon participating in our survey, your details are securely stored in our database for research purposes only. Your privacy is of the utmost importance, and your information will never be shared or used for any other purposes without your explicit consent.

Why don’t you leave a voice message?

Sometimes we don’t leave a message when we call to protect your privacy. If the survey contains sensitive questions about personal issues, we prefer to speak with you rather than leave a message that anyone in your household could hear.

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