Alfred Deakin Research Institute

ADRI helps discover what Melbourne's Thinking...

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:22:00 +1100

On Saturday 8 February, The Wheeler Centre took to the streets of Melbourne with four polling booths to find out what the people of Melbourne thought about ideas big and small, the fundamental and the trivial -

Cheese or Chocolate?

Leaky Boat or War-torn Homeland?

'20 Questions' - the Wheeler Centre's 2014 Gala event elicited over 4600 responses from the city's streets and online voting across Australia and beyond. Thankfully for our friends at the Wheeler Centre, leading demographer and social epidemiologist, our Associate Professor Santosh Jatrana, was on hand to analyse the raw data.

Associate Professor Jatrana led the 'Deakin Brains Trust', a team of behind-the-scenes statisticians in the 'Deakin University Tally Room' whose role it was to come up with clever, interesting demographic information for the panel of on stage celebrities including Ray Martin, Sophie Black, Bernard Salt and George Negus, guided by host Sally Warhaft, for the enlightenment and amusement of the Melbourne Town Hall's 1000 strong audience.

How would you have voted? Tapas or Party Pie, Marriage Equality or Traditional Marriage?

Here's a quick video of Santosh and the team in action!

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Image of ADRI statisticians team
Our team on-screen in front of an audience of 1000 at the Wheeler Centre Annual Gala event.
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