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Social surveys: A history of resistance, scandal and negotiation – 30 min radio interview

This RNZ radio interview by Kathryn Ryan explores the rise and use of social surveys in New Zealand and Australia.

The interview with Dr Charlotte Greenhalgh explores why the surveying of “ordinary people” was seen as important, and what political and economic uses the results were used for.

This resource would be interesting for students also studying history or social sciences, or share this with your Social studies and History colleagues.

This interview would work as an introduction to the topic of questionnaires (perhaps even set as homework before the topic starts).

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