#AMSRS2012 Conference wrap up

Wow.  Well that was a whirlwind!  AMSRS 2012 – it came, it saw, it conquered.   Here were my top 5 highlights: 1: The Keynotes! Simon Chadwick, Tom De Ruyck, David Bakken and Virtual Lenny Murphy shared their thoughts on the future of the industry.  There is a desire for researchers to become more agile, less…

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Stay-at-home Researcher – What I can’t live without

Are you a Stay At Home Researcher?  As I made my coffee this morning, I pondered the things that were really necessary for me to get through my day.  I thought I’d jot them down. 1. A really good alarm clock Coz their ain’t no boss wondering where you are if you don’t show up…

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The end of the world as we know it

Doom. Gloom. Death. Destruction. “The world as we know it is no longer.”   “We’ll be out of jobs in ten years…  Maybe less.”   Urgh. Depressing. Over it. … And this frustrates me no end.  The market research world is changing / has changed, but let’s look a little wider.  It is not just…

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Careers Day Ideas – what are your suggestions?

As part of my involvement with the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS), I’ve been asked to present at a university careers day.  Now, for me, Market research wasn’t even a blip on my radar when I was university – but I’m looking forward to telling these students all the great things about market…

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Semi-WHAT?-ics

A couple of weeks ago I attended a Winter School training course on Semiotics, run by the most excellent Susan Bell (you can find her here). She started the session with a video clip that I love, and had used before to ‘define semiotics’ BBT: Sheldon Explains Semiotics   I think Semiotics is a fascinating…

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Curiouser & Curiouser: More on our paper for #AMSRS 2011 Conference

Over the past month or so, Jo Farquhar over at TNS Sydney and I have been putting the final touches on our paper and presentation on Online Qualitative Research for the AMSRS Curiouser & Curiouser Conference in September.  In the paper we’ve looked to provide some practical information around the ‘How to’s’ of Online Qual and what…

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AMSRS NSW Children’s Research Seminar

I’ve been on the AMSRS NSW committee for just about a year now.  I’m really enjoying my involvement in the committee; it gives me the opportunity to ‘give back’ to the industry, as well as meet new people, hear about all the cool new things that are around the corner and be involved in shaping…

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Why I love twitter (or Twitter for #MRX 101)

I first joined twitter on 12th February 2009.   I set up an account with a username I’d picked based on a personal joke we had going in the office (it’s a long story, and one I suspect is not actually that funny in the retelling, so I will spare you here).  I probably picked the…

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The WIPQR weekly

I’ve taken the plunge and decided to start my own paper.li newspaper. To be honest, I’m not sure that these papers are the way to go. However, I did think it would be a nice way to share the things I’m seeing on twitter with my non-twitter friends and colleagues… So let me know what…

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