Social data is a powerful resource for providing insights into the factors that shape people’s lives. A solid understanding of techniques for analysing social data and the interpretation of results ensures that policies and practices are based on evidence. ISSR shares its statistical expertise with policy makers and practitioners through the flagship training program, Methods for Social Analysis and Statistics (MFSAS).


Sue York

Longitudinal Data Analysis course

10 December 2018 8:00am14 December 2018 5:00pm
This course is designed for data analysts and researchers in government, universities, large organisations with research interests, and specialist research firms to deepen the specialist knowledge of your research teams and enhance the quality and meaning of the data you use when making crucial business decisions.

Social Cost Benefit Analysis course

27 November 2018 9:00am29 November 2018 5:00pm
This course will equip participants with a basic understanding and working knowledge of the skills required to apply Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to the appraisal and evaluation of projects with mainly social costs and benefits. The workshop will cover the potential uses and limitations of cost-benefit analysis (CBA), introduce Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis, examine the principles and methods underlying CBA and non-market valuation, and provide hands-on exercises to practice the basic skills required to perform CBAs.

Essential Social Analysis Skills course

21 November 2018 9:00am23 November 2018 5:00pm
Develop essential skills to analyse quantitative social data.
This course is designed to provide participants with the essential skills to analyse and interpret quantitative (numeric) social data. Participants will develop an understanding of the appropriate statistical techniques to use for different types of research questions and different types of data and importantly how to make inferences and interpret results.

Program Evaluation course

19 November 2018 9:00am5:00pm
An introductory course to key evaluation concepts and techniques - with simple guidelines and practical examples. Participants will learn foundational skills to help them plan or commission an evaluation.