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.
Cameron Parsell

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

Homelessness, poverty & social welfare

24 May 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Cameron Parsell, ISSR
Prof Sharyn Roach Anleu

The human judge: Between craft and profession

8 December 2017 5:30pm8:00pm
The Human Judge: Between Craft and Profession

Presented by Professor Robert G Gregory

21 September 2015 5:00pm7:00pm
Professor Robert G Gregory