This project is designed to provide a research evidence base to inform service and practice responses to homeless and public-place dwelling Indigenous people, including rough sleepers. It will involve identification and critical analysis of a number of different types of service responses to public-place dwelling and homeless Indigenous people in three selected regional centres, with a focus...Read more
This project measures the impact of a drug law enforcement initiative, Project STOP, with respect to its impact on suppressing the supply of amphetamines across Queensland and Victoria. Project STOP is a supply side drug law enforcement intervention aimed at disrupting the availability of amphetamines in Queensland and Victoria, thereby increasing the costs and risks associated with...Read more
This project is researching new methods to detect, measure and characterise “events” that arise in complex, textual “big data” flows.
The research uses Situation Tracking technology developed by the project leader, Dr Andrew Smith. It tracks “situations” unfolding in complex real-world data flows, as they happen in real time. It can be used to...Read more
This project developed and evaluated the new analytic approach, Cusp Catastrophe Modelling (CCM), to test adolescent alcohol and tobacco use.
Specific complex behavioural systems were also evaluated, where behaviours change markedly in response to subtle variations on key factors.
The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) has been invited by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) to provide a proposal for the 2011 Local Government Electoral Arrangement Surveys via computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) random digit dialling (RDD). This project will be led by Associate Professor Michele Haynes, program leader for the Research Methods and Social...Read more
Using national surveys for social research is important for the measurement of social and health related outcomes. The social research...Read more
This project sought to understanding public attitudes towards waste, water and energy use and the psycho-social and socio-demographic influences on consumption, with the aim of highlighting the factors that have driven changes to attitudes and practices towards environmental...Read more
The Australian Data Archive will provide a world-class facility for researchers in the humanities and social sciences.
The facility will be a web-enabled one-stop service allowing researchers to: browse a diverse range of data holdings and formats; conduct sophisticated statistical analysis on-line; connect to audio and visual files; and download data to their desktop for...Read more
The Coordinated Response to Young People at Risk Program (CRYPAR) was initiated by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in 2006 in the North Brisbane and Pine Rivers Policing Districts, and later expanded to include Logan and Rockhampton. It recognised that mainstream policing approaches - with their focus on criminal offenders and victims - did not adequately support ‘at risk’...Read more
This project involves an ‘integrated case management’ (ICM) approach to reduce the incidence of homelessness. This approach involves multi-agency case management and may comprise a number of structures and processes including a service integration coordinator, regular multi-agency meetings, client outreach, combined training, common information systems and close monitoring of...Read more