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Volume 2, Issue 20

November 10, 2006

New Qualitative Research Registry Launched
This week, MRIA and its Qualitative Research Division (QRD) launched the Qualitative Research Registry (QRR), or Registre de la recherche qualitative (RRQ) in French, as a new and improved successor to Qualitative Central.

Tracking qualitative research study participants is a vitally important Standards-based self-regulatory initiative for our industry, and the time was ripe to revamp and rebrand Qualitative Central into something new that will deliver better service to members.

To read more, click here.

CJMR welcomes diversity. Qualitative or quantitative - we accept both!
CJMR is for innovative Canadian research practitioners. In particular, we welcome contributions from members involved in Business Intelligence, Business-to-Business, or qualitative research. Remember: articles don't need to be long or full of algorithms. Experience the pleasure of seeing your name in print. Contact Cam Davis (Editor-in-Chief) cjmreditor@mria-arim.ca or check us out online. Deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2007.

Toronto Chapter Speaker Event: November 14, 2006
Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values

Location: High Park Ballroom, Marriott Bloor Yorkville, 90 Bloor St. East, Toronto
Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Michael Adams, President, Environics Research Group

For more details and to register, click here.

Ottawa Speakers Series Event: November 23, 2006
Join us on November 23 for a presentation entitled The Federal Accountability Act (FAA) and Public Opinion Research (POR): Are You Ready? One section of special interest to public opinion researchers states that the Government will "instruct all departments and agencies to conduct risk-based audits of (advertising and) public opinion research activities and processes." David Ang, The Antima Group and Darren Budd, PricewaterhouseCoopers, will answer some of the basic questions such as: "What is a risk based audit?"; "Why should I care about the FAA?"; and, "What should I do to prepare my organization?". In addition, we'll share with you lessons learned from other (non POR) organizations that have to comply with risk based audits, and present an overall approach you can use to start addressing this upcoming Government regulation. For details, click here.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS... Deadline is December 15, 2006
The Visitor Studies Association is today's premier professional organization focusing on all facets of the visitor experience in museums, zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning environments. For nearly two decades our conferences have been at the forefront of the field, providing tools and inspiration to better understand, attract, educate and serve visitors. Continues...

You can't miss this Seminar!
Selling Market Research: Sharpen your business development skills

Toronto - December 5, 2006
This seminar is taught by Brian Pleet, an experienced practitioner and facilitator of consultative selling. He has designed a one-day program for the MRIA that improves the effectiveness of selling market research for all situations. In a highly interactive, educational, yet entertaining workshop, selling skills, tools, process and value will be enhanced as Brian utilizes lectures, exercises, role-playing and discussion to promote better sales effectiveness. The registration deadline is fast approaching. Only a few seats are available. REGISTER NOW!

The B2B Division 2006 Toronto Learning Series - Monday November 13, 2006

The "Business" of Tourism: Implications for Research, with Speaker Judy Rogers

Learning Series sessions are held in Toronto at the Duke of Westminster Pub on the Adelaide Street side of the First Canadian Place, at 6 p.m. Registrants must RSVP Elizabeth Inglis at: 416-493-1223 or lizinglis@technalysis.on.ca. Complimentary parking is available at First Canadian Place (before leaving you must stamp your parking stub at the Duke of Westminster) for more info CLICK HERE.

Do not miss these upcoming courses:

Registration deadline: Nov. 14
Advanced Techniques of Marketing Research
Course dates: Nov. 22-23 (Toronto)

Registration deadline: Nov. 15
Qualitative Marketing Research
Course date: Nov. 23 (Winnipeg)

Registration deadline: Nov. 16
Getting Beneath the Surface in Qualitative Research
Course date: Nov. 24 (Winnipeg)

Registration deadline: Nov. 22
SPSS: Analyzing Survey Data: An Introductory Workshop
Course date: Nov. 29 (Ottawa)

Last chance to benefit from Early Bird discount for these courses and seminar:

Early Bird deadline: Nov. 14
Applications of Structural Equation Modeling in Marketing Research
Half-day Seminar : Dec. 12 (am) (Toronto)

Early Bird deadline: Dec. 14
Communicating Research Results with High Impact Graphs
Course date: Jan. 11 (Toronto)

Click here for the complete course calendar


To learn more about local events and networking opportunities organized by MRIA's seven local Chapters, visit their websites:
  • Alberta
  • Atlantic
  • B.C.
  • Ottawa
  • Prairies
  • Quebec
  • Toronto

    Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our January 2007 issue. The article submission deadline is November 20. Contact Stuart Hemerling, editor VUE magazine at 604.721.0480 or shemerling@prophis.com.

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