When a client sub-contracts a research project they have to make decisions about who they want to work with and who they think will get the job done. Imagine you could choose a university, or an agency with hundreds of staff, or a boutique firm with ten staff. These are my competitors. And then there's me, a sole trader.
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I am an experienced primary research consultant who has provided research services for many public and private sector organisations covering an extensive variety of subject matters. I have worked for leading research agencies (IpsosMORI and TNS) as well as not-for-profit organisations. Through my company Ruthless Research I provide research services for organisations that benefit the community such as charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations. My regular blog on research and related areas can be found at: http://ruthlessresearch.wordpress.com/
13/09/2012 12:58 BST
I can see that bickering about the question feels irrelevant to decisive Scottish residents who know how they are going to vote, but the importance of the wording of the question extends beyond the act of voting and that will make a difference to everyone.
29/08/2012 16:35 BST
I can't get enough of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Series" target="_hplink">7 up series</a>, a TV documentary following a group of people across the course of their lives. The first instalment was in 1964, when a group of 14 seven-year-olds from different backgrounds were selected to participate with the original premise "give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man" and "the union leader and the business executive of the year 2000 are now 7 years old."
24/05/2012 16:42 BST
I have worked in public opinion polling in the past, and indeed have <a href="http://www.tns-ri.co.uk/our-sector-focus/scottish-market_polling-results.aspx" target="_hplink">polled on Scottish independence before</a>, so a few people have asked me what I think about the question that has just been released by the Scottish National Party that is soon to be used in a referendum on Scottish independence: <em>Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country? (Yes/No)</em>
03/02/2012 10:22 GMT
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