The Global Research Story

Global Research delivers innovative applied market research and social research based on experience with, and in-depth knowledge of, quantitative and qualitative research methods.

We deliver high quality results, often working with tight time pressures. Our recent work includes some significant projects for New Zealand and Australia. Much of our work we can’t share due to commercial sensitivity, but here are some projects that we can:

Future Melbourne 2026 public engagement analysis for the City of Melbourne.  This 10-yearly project sets the vision for the most liveable city in the world.

Christchurch’s Land Use Recovery Plan rezoned greater Christchurch, so residential, commercial and industrial land could be identified to develop, following the 2010/11 earthquakes. This massive planning project, which Global Research completed the public engagement analysis for, was completed in 12 months. We received glowing praise.

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land base university – delivering the skills and research that drives New Zealand’s prosperity and place in the world.  When Lincoln was forced to rebuild over half its campus because of earthquake damage, Global Research prepared the strategic case which secured $107.5 million from the New Zealand government.

We also deliver research internationally, for some of the world’s leading public planning and urban design agencies:

Oslo City completed its third Gehl Architects’ Public Space Public Life survey in 2014. Gehl engaged Global Research to crunch the numbers, to inform their plan to guide the continued development of this historic city, as it plans for growth of 30% over the next 15 years.

Red Deer, Canada, is a growing Alberta city. It is grappling with growth and providing quality transportation options for its citizens. Gehl Architects and 8-80 Cities collaborated to develop the Mobility Playbook. They called on Global Research’s services to analyse the extensive public engagement, which provided the public’s perspective on the initial planning stages.

The skills and experience we use to deliver projects were honed working under the unique challenge, of the aftermath of the 2010/11 Christchurch earthquakes. During this time, a new approach to written information analysis was required in order to quickly gain insight from the thousands of ideas that were submitted to inform the city’s future.

Our success was a result of good systems, application of appropriate analysis techniques, working as an integrated client and research team, and using quality software. This is the formula we continue to use for all of our projects.

The Share an Idea initiative was the first large post-earthquake Christchurch city engagement project. It generated 106,000 city rebuild ideas in eight weeks to inform The Central City Plan. Patrick O’Neill, the co-founder of Global Research, worked with colleagues at Christchurch City Council to produce informative analysis quickly enough to inform the plan.

Global Research applies its skills and experience to respond to many research challenges. For example, we find insight in information captured directly from customers/citizens through surveys, as well as through social media channels, such as tripAdvisor, facebook and Twitter.

Our location at the bottom of the globe, provides significant advantages for our international clients who seek quick, in-depth insights from their data. Based in New Zealand, our day is ending when much of the world is just getting started, so we can work through the rest of the world’s night to deliver results that inform the new working day.

So if you have research questions you need answers to, customers or products you want to understand, or copious written information that you want to make sense of, please contact us, we would love to turn your Information into Insight.

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