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Consultation in the Lismore Local Government Area: Analysis of Telephone Survey conducted May/June 2000
The University of Sydney.

- Carson, L (2000)


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This opinion survey was conducted by Dr L. Carson, Government and International Relations, School of Economics and Political Science, University of Sydney, Australia.

This analysis of the opinion survey has been prepared in order to:

  • Provide feedback for the participants. Though the telephone survey was completed anonymously by residents of the Lismore local government area (LGA), respondents who participated were asked if they would be interested in reading a report of the survey's findings. This analysis will be sent to all respondents who requested a copy.
  • Provide information for those who are mentioned in the survey. This includes elected representatives of Lismore City Council as well as staff members who have expressed an interest in the findings. The State and Federal representatives who are mentioned will also receive a copy of the analysis.
  • Provide information to the wider Lismore community. This is a difficult task. It is hoped that Lismore City Council will use the information as it deems appropriate. Beyond that, the analysis will be sent to the two newspapers and two radio stations that operate in the Lismore area. Hopefully this will result in dissemination of the findings to a wider audience.
  • Finally this survey will provide the basis for future research: (a) to enable future comparative studies in the Lismore LGA and (b) to provide information that will be used in forthcoming research that is to be conducted in relation to a specific consultation method-i.e. the Residents Feedback Panel.

The analysis examines each survey question using a variety of explanatory forms: tables, charts and an analysis of the data via discussion. There are 23 questions in all, numbered as Question 1-Question 10, with some questions having multiple strands of enquiry. The original questionnaire is reproduced as Appendix 1. The entire analysis is summarised in the section that follows-Summary. The consultation method that sparked the survey-the Residents Feedback Panel-is described in Appendix 2. Detailed information derived from the survey can be found in Appendix 3, 4, 5 and 6.


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Consultation in the Lismore Local Government Area: Analysis of Telephone Survey conducted May/June 2000
The University of Sydney.

- Carson, L (2000)


56 pages 202 Kb
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