We’ve all been there - your client needs the report by noon tomorrow, and though you may have the meat and potatoes, you scratch your head at the prospect of presenting all that data in a visual way. In anticipation that you will communicate your study’s results in a way that is attractive and straight to the point (but in a time restraint), time management can be problematic. Don’t fret, a few simple chart tips...

Because of recent news events, the 2014 CIRPA conference in Hamilton, Ontario had a more introspective atmosphere compared to years past. All the same, the conference was full of great information and friendly people, all wanting to share their knowledge and insights on various facets of institutional research. Many of the themes at this year’s conference had been recognized in sessions in prior years ; however, these trends continued to evolve with advancements in technology and...

We are celebrating the career and retirement of one of our longest serving servers. “Hudson” is an Intel Xeon E5405 with 16 GB of DDR2 667 ECC RAM. Four Hitachi 147 GB 15,000 RPM SAS drives in a RAID 10 configuration provided 294 GB of storage. Hudson was in service for 4.5 years, which is roughly equivalent to a 37 year long career in computer years. He has provided Insightrix with email services, VPN, active directory,...

This weekend, Oscar travelled to Montreal the city many consider to be the cultural capital of Canada. Enamoured by the city’s certain je ne sais quoi, Oscar decided to get out and visit some of the sights, including the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica. Who knew Oscar was such a fan of the Gothic architecture! ...

A new poll conducted by Insightrix Research in partnership with 680 CJOB and Global TV Winnipeg suggests there has been a recent surge in those intending to vote for Brian Bowman in the upcoming municipal election on Wednesday. Specifically, among decided voters (71% of those who intend to vote), 38% say the plan to cast their ballot in favour of Brian Bowman while the poll suggests that long-time leader throughout the campaign, Judy Wasylycia-leis, will...

Avril Hogan, General Manager of Insightrix Research Australia office, has been named 2014 State of Victoria runner-up for the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) national award. The National Awards were held at Parliament House Canberra on September 24, 2014 in the presence of the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Agriculture and the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister in Women's Affairs. This award is Australia’s pre-eminent award for rural women. The award...

Cell phones: they can be used as video cameras, for shopping lists, as gaming platforms, to keep up with friends, as a news source, in place of a weather station…and…Oh right, they can also be used as telephones. Mobile devices are already ubiquitous. Many of us sleep with them beside us and the phantom notification of a text message is a hallucination nearly all of us have at one time experienced. Mobile devices have changed...

Insightrix Research is proud to announce that it has been chosen as one of three preferred market research suppliers for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). The decision comes after an extensive review process. Since opening its doors in 2001, Insightrix Research has been at the forefront of research in the post-secondary sector. Insightrix is very excited to assist NAIT in reaching its vision to be the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada and...

Corrin Harper, CEO and President of Insightrix Research Inc., has been named as one of Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs as part of the 2014 W100 ranking, produced by PROFIT and Chatelaine. Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business, the November issue of Chatelaine and...

A new telephone poll conducted by Insightrix Research in partnership with CJOB Radio and Global TV shows Judy Wasylycia-Leis currently leads the mayoralty race in Winnipeg. Fully 38% of decided voters say they would cast their ballot for Judy Wasylycia-Leis, well ahead of Brian Bowman (24%) and Gord Steeves (20%). The remaining mayoralty candidates each earn voter intention percentages in the single digits. Support for Judy Wasylycia-Leis is higher among females and those over the age...