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.