The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is a quality education provider offering targeted professional development courses, mentoring early career researchers and supervising postgraduate research students. The Institute creates a rich learning hub within The University of Queensland (UQ) by:

  • Attracting leading international researchers
  • Hosting international scholars to present their research in seminars and other events
  • Gaining competitive research funding to attract research and higher degree students
  • Incorporating a multidisciplinary skills portfolio with a real-world applied research focus

See the Professional development and Postgraduate Studies webpages.

Data collection and analysis training

Data collection and analysis training

Targetted training

Tailored training courses, seminars and secondments can be provided for professionals, policy makers and analysts requiring skills in data collection and analysis. This program focuses on the sophisticated analysis and use of quantitative social data in research, policy development and planning.

For more information see the MFSAS website or contact Professor Michele Haynes

For more information, see www.issr.uq.edu.au/commercial/data analysis

Discussion group

Discussion group

Informal mentoring

The Research Methods and Social Statistics (ReMASS) program hosts a weekly discussion group, which provides a platform for researchers, staff and students to make presentations on issues of statistical inquiry, including:

  • De-Identifying Quantitative Data
  • Designing Program Evaluation
  • Methods for Social Analysis and Statistics
  • Good Data Management in Stata
  • Research Ethics
  • Multinomial Logistic Regression
  • Online Statistics: Training & Technologies

For further information email, mfsas@uq.edu.au

Professional Development

Professional Development

 

The Methods for Social Analysis and Statistics (MFSAS) program delivers contextually relevant training in research methods and statistics for those who need to use, understand, and interpret statistical information. 

 

This program is ideal for people who wish to translate scientific social research into public policy outcomes, such as professionals in government, agencies, NGOs, and university staff and postgraduate students.  It is not a series of traditional, theoretical statistics classes; rather, modules teach practical skills and content-relevant knowledge that participants can immediately apply in their work.

 

Training modules are grouped into four streams:

See the training schedule or contact us for more information.

 


 

 

The Global Development and Aid Effectiveness Continuing Professional Development program explores the complex challenges facing development professionals both at home and abroad. ISSR supports clients who work in the development space to identify effective and innovative methods for addressing these challenges. The program is designed for professionals, policymakers and practitioners in government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector who tackle complex problems in urban centres, rural Australia, and across the globe.

 

The first of these courses is Advanced Indigenous Development Approaches, designed to support staff working in Indigenous Affairs to build their proficiency to work developmentally.

 

If you would like to register for this course click here.  UQ staff and students please contact the Education Program Coordinator Cara Herington to arrange registration.

 

For all general enquiries regarding this course please email Cara Herington.

 

 


 

Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career?  The Master of Leadership in Global Development is an innovative multidisciplinary program designed to train the next generation of leaders in global development. Learn the technical and management skills you need to tackle the most demanding and complex challenges in development - the skills development agencies are increasingly demanding from their leaders and managers.

 

Start with the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters. This series of entirely online courses (MOOCs) plus a capstone assessment are delivered by edX. Once you have earned this MicroMasters credential, you will have fulfilled one of the entry requirements for the master’s program.

 

For general enquiries or to apply for the Master of Leadership in Global Development, contact Education Program Coordinator Cara Herington.

 

 

 

Research methods training

Research methods training

Beginners to advanced training

The Methods for Social Analysis and Statistics is the Institute’s professional development workshop program, which provides a variety of training modules for researchers, staff and students of all abilities.

It provides intermediate and advanced data analysis courses in addition to statistical software training. This includes training in:

  • Leximancer
  • STATA

For further information email, mfsas@uq.edu.au

Social policy workshops

Social policy workshops

Social policy expertise

The Institute has the expertise to provide a range of social policy workshops, including:

  • Policy and program review
  • Policy advice workshops
  • Report writing

For further information email, issr@uq.edu.au