Conducting legal need surveys in the Australian context: challenges and options

This Australian report canvasses challenges faced in conducting large scale legal needs surveys. The researcher notes that the demographic profile in Australia has changed significantly since the last large scale legal needs survey in that country, over a decade before. The report concludes that consideration must be given to the questions asked, including what types of problems are included and which problems are selected for more detailed investigation. Sample selection and the number of participants are also key considerations, along with potential
interview formats (face-to-face, telephone, online).