O'Neil Associates is devoted to understanding
the specific needs of our clients. With 1,600+ projects behind us,
it is highly likely we have conducted numerous opinion research projects
relevant to any given need. Our list of highly satisfied clients ranges
from Fortune 100 companies to start-up ventures, government agencies,
and nonprofit organizations. In the rare event that we have not conducted
a contextually similar project, our 25+ years of experience in public
opinion research and world-class educational background guarantees expert
design and project execution.
We have a strong professional commitment to the
development of our discipline. As a result, the firm's background
in survey research extends beyond experience
with conventional methods. Our effort to develop state-of-the-art survey
research methodology has resulted in oft-cited published papers and national
conference presentations. More importantly, we have incorporated the products
of these methodological efforts into our standard procedures.
Since its establishment in 1981, O'Neil Associates
has conducted over 1,600 projects for a highly satisfied and diverse clientele.
Located in Tempe Arizona in company-owned facilities we purchased in 1984, we keep on the cutting edge of methodological developments
through active participation in professional associations.
In addition to the weight that comes with a twenty-five year history, our findings have been widely reported in national and
local media including National Public Radio, ABC Nightly News, Good Morning
America, and Nightline as well as hundreds of articles in print media
and numerous mentions and staff appearances on radio and television programming.
This positive and continuous observance and coverage of our results translates
into immediate recognition and credibility should you decide to release
your results publicly.
Over the years, O'Neil Associates has adhered
to a rigorous set of ethical and professional standards. These include,
but are not limited to, the code of standards of the American
Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), the nation's premier
survey research industry association. As a longstanding member of AAPOR,
we pledge that at no time will respondent information be used by or made
available to anyone but relevant O'Neil Associates personnel directly
involved in this project. All electronic sample is maintained in computer
databases with appropriate security procedures in place. Records are maintained
for an appropriate period to permit any requisite verification, after
which all confidential materials are destroyed in a secure manner.
J. O'Neil, Ph.D., has over 30 years experience in designing, conducting, and analyzing opinion research projects. He has overseen hundreds of research projects for a wide range of clients, including major national corporations; law firms; national unions; major utilities; hospitals and other healthcare providers; various Federal, State, County and city agencies; and educational institutions, from universities to community-college districts and school districts.
Dr. OíNeilís training in survey research includes work at the nationís two dominant academic survey research centers: graduate work at the National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago and postdoctoral studies at the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The latter appointment was the result of the award of a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Survey Research Methodology for research and study in the interview methodology section of the Survey Research Center. Subsequently, he was appointed to the faculty at the University of Michigan and later to the faculty at Arizona State University, where he was Director of the Public Opinion Research Program.
Dr. OíNeilís training is nearly unique in that it equally emphasizes qualitative research methods. This training began when he began studying doctoral-level anthropological research methods while a junior at Brown and followed by a year engaged in full-time urban anthropological field research that became the basis for a Masterís degree in Sociology earned simultaneously with his undergraduate degree. This interest in qualitative research and participant observation led him to doctoral studies in Sociology at Northwestern, then the leading qualitative sociology department in the country.
Listed in Whoís Who in America, Dr. OíNeil is a Phi Beta Kappa honors graduate of Brown University, from which he also holds a Masterís degree in Sociology. His Ph.D. in the same field is from Northwestern.
Dr. OíNeil serves as chief methodologist for all projects at OíNeil Associates. In this capacity, he applies the education and experience described above to ensure that each project employs the methods best suited to meet the identified needs of a given project. He also oversees, edits, approves, and contributes to all analytical reports.