November 2013
Demystifying longitudinal data analysis and statistical modelling

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Participants at a statistics training workshop at the University of Queensland (UQ) on October 29 were shown how to manage longitudinal data and use the analysis features now available in STATA, a... read more

ARC grants a boost for complex policy problems

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Researchers from the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) and their teams were successful in gaining more than $1.5 million from the recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants... read more

Are policy-makers interested in academic social research?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Researchers and students from The University of Queensland (UQ) interested in social policy attended a seminar on October 17 entitled, Are policy-makers interested in academic social research? The... read more

Evidence-Based Policymaking Symposium

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Academics and public sector policymakers will come together in a symposium at The University of Queensland (UQ) to discuss the impact of academic research on policy. The symposium, Evidence-based... read more

Research Fellow's career leaps

Monday, November 11, 2013

Research Fellow and criminologist, Dr Elise Sargeant, was awarded her PhD in 2012 and since then has made huge leaps in her career as an academic working in Professor Lorraine Mazerolle’s... read more

Workshop for social researchers on life course perspective research

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What is a life course research perspective? What are the methodologies? And how does it provide such a powerful framework for social researchers to understand what determines people’s health,... read more

August 2013
Founder of sociology at UQ honoured

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

More than 90 people attended a public lecture on August 1 to commemorate the contributions of the late Emeritus Professor John Western AM who is regarded as the founder of the sociology discipline at... read more

The Winter School of “Utopias”

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

University of Queensland (UQ) higher degree students were introduced to the ideas of emancipatory social science through last week’s Institute for Social Science (ISSR) annual Winter School... read more

"Envisioning Real Utopias" - a conversation

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Author of "Envisioning Real Utopias", Professor Erik Olin Wright, in the short video below talks about the concept of "real utopias" and his experience teaching the ISSR Winter... read more

July 2013
Institute hosts the RC28 sociology conference

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Scholars from four continents met recently to present their studies on social mobility, education, the labour market and inequality at the annual Conference of the International Sociological... read more

PhDs awarded

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Five former research and higher degree students, supervised by Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) professors, were awarded PhDs at the University of Queensland (UQ) graduation ceremony on... read more

Envisioning Real Utopias

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Internationally renowned scholar and author of, Envisioning Real Utopias, Professor Erik Olin Wright from the University of Wisconsin-Madison talks about the ideas in his book in this... read more

Joan McCord Award for Professor Mazerolle

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Leading University of Queensland (UQ) criminologist Professor Lorraine Mazerolle is the 2013 recipient of the Joan McCord Award for outstanding contributions to experimental research, policy and... read more

Longitudinal data training

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A team of five experts in longitudinal data analysis techniques from the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) recently delivered a targeted training course on longitudinal data analysis for... read more

$1.2m boost for research to benefit community and government

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Social science research at The University of Queensland (UQ) received a boost with almost $1.2 million in grants awarded to Institute for Social Science (ISSR) research teams. Projects that... read more