MFSAS Modelling change and event occurrence

Cancelled
3 June 2020 9:00am4 June 2020 5:00pm
This course introduces participants to methods for analysing individual change over time and event occurrence. Theoretical material is combined with examples of applied research using these methods as well as hands-on sessions using Stata software and data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC).  

MFSAS Social Cost-Benefit Analysis Course - June 2020

Cancelled
10 June 2020 9:00am12 June 2020 5:00pm
This course equips participants with an understanding and working knowledge of the skills required to apply Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to the appraisal and evaluation of projects, policies, programs and regulations with mainly social costs and benefits.

MFSAS Essential Social Analysis Skills Course - June 2020

Cancelled
24 June 2020 9:00am26 June 2020 5:00pm
Develop essential quantitative analysis and interpretation skills
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.

MFSAS Essential Social Analysis Skills Course - October 2020

28 October 2020 9:00am30 October 2020 5:00pm
Develop essential quantitative analysis and interpretation skills
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.

MFSAS Gathering Qualitative Data Course - November 2020

4 November 2020 9:00am5 November 2020 5:00pm
This course will enable participants to understand the results from administrative or survey data by investigating these findings in more depth through qualitative methods. It will cover skills to gather data from stakeholders through interviews, focus groups or visual methods in order to make evidence-informed decisions and ensure that surveys provide valid and reliable data.​

MFSAS Program Evaluation Course - November 2020

12 November 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This one-day introduction to Program Evaluation introduces key evaluation concepts and techniques. It provides participants with the foundational skills to plan or commission an evaluation.

MFSAS Social Cost-Benefit Analysis Course - November 2020

25 November 2020 9:00am27 November 2020 5:00pm
This course equips participants with an understanding and working knowledge of the skills required to apply Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) to the appraisal and evaluation of projects, policies, programs and regulations with mainly social costs and benefits.

MFSAS Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis and Panel Regression Models

Cancelled
20 May 2020 9:00am21 May 2020 5:00pm
This two-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the structure, properties and uses of quantitative longitudinal survey datasets, as well the skills to confidently manage and analyse these. It combines comprehensive explanations with hands-on practical sessions using Stata software and data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey.

MFSAS Gathering Qualitative Data Course - May 2020

Cancelled
12 May 2020 9:00am13 May 2020 5:00pm
This course will enable participants to understand the results from administrative or survey data by investigating these findings in more depth through qualitative methods. It will cover skills to gather data from stakeholders through interviews, focus groups or visual methods in order to make evidence-informed decisions and ensure that surveys provide valid and reliable data.​

MFSAS Program Evaluation Course - April 2020

2 April 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This one-day introduction to Program Evaluation introduces key evaluation concepts and techniques. It provides participants with the foundational skills to plan or commission an evaluation.

Advanced Indigenous Development Approaches

17 March 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This three-day intensive short course will support staff working in Indigenous Affairs and Social Services to build their proficiency to work developmentally. Participants will develop skills in place-based approaches, locally-led decision making, frontline leadership, institutional brokering, and adapting to complexity.

Seminar & Book Launch: "Too Close to Ignore: Australia’s Borderland with Papua New Guinea and Indonesia”

16 March 2020 12:00pm2:00pm
Professor Mark Moran from the Institute for Social Science Research will present the results of three years of research into the unique social and political geography of the borderland.
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Data Science Training for Public Managers - Canberra

12 March 2020 9:00am5:00pm
At this one-day seminar hosted by the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland  international experts will equip participants with the knowledge to identify public problems that can be addressed using data science and formulate a project proposal.
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Data Science Training for Public Managers - Brisbane

9 March 2020 9:00am5:00pm
At this one-day seminar hosted by the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland  international experts will equip participants with the knowledge to identify public problems that can be addressed using data science and formulate a project proposal.

Social Cost Benefit Analysis course

26 November 2019 9:00am28 November 2019 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.
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Gathering Qualitative Data

19 November 2019 9:00am20 November 2019 5:00pm
This course will enable participants to understand the results from administrative or survey data by investigating these findings in more depth through qualitative methods. It will cover skills to gather data from stakeholders through interviews, focus groups or visual methods in order to make evidence-informed decisions and ensure that surveys provide valid and reliable data.

Program Evaluation course

8 November 2019 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.

2019 John Western Public Lecture: Data analytics in the public sector - the tortoise or the hare?

10 September 2019 5:15pm7:30pm
This event is organised by The University of Queensland’s School of Social Science and Institute for Social Science Research in honour of former UQ Professor of Sociology John Western AM.

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.

Advanced Place-Based Development Approaches Course

3 December 2018 9:00am7 December 2018 5:00pm
This five day intensive short course will support staff working in social services and Indigenous Affairs to build their proficiency to work developmentally.  Participants will develop skills in place-based approaches, locally-led decision making, frontline leadership, institutional brokering, and adapting to complexity.

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.

Partnering for Impact: Leveraging the private sector for development

10 October 2018 2:00pm5:00pm
Join academics and practitioners from across the development sector to explore the opportunities presented by engagement with the private sector. ISSR's Professor Mark Moran will introduce a panel of thought leaders and experts offering diverse experience on the private sector's contributions in harnessing innovation, accessing financing opportunities and increasing appetites for risk.
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Cameron Parsell's Book launch

12 September 2018 5:30pm7:30pm
The University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research and the School of Social Science invite guests to the book launch of Cameron Parsell’s book The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society, published by Routledge. The evening will conclude with a reception of canapes and drinks.

From policy borrowing to implementation

10 August 2018 11:00am12:00pm
Presented by Dr Lyn Alderman, Chief Evaluator at Department of Social Services

Citizenship and Immigrant Anti-rumour Strategies.

9 August 2018 10:30am11:30am
Presented by Associate Professor Òscar Prieto-Flores from University of Girona

Inequalities in Mother’s Lives and Disparities in Children’s Education in Multiple Countries

23 July 2018 2:00pm3:00pm
Presented by Professor Robert Crosnoe, Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Texas

Economic Uncertainty and Love: Family Building Behaviors in Young Adulthood

23 July 2018 11:00am12:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Shannon Cavanagh, Department of Sociology, University of Texas

The role of sex and age on pre-drinking

12 July 2018 1:00pm2:00pm
Presented by Dr Jason Ferris, ISSR

The Masculinity Paradox and the Origins Fatherhood

31 May 2018 12:15pm1:15pm
Presented by Dr Barnaby Dixson, School of Psychology, University of Queensland

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