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Data Archiving and Infrastructure

Data citation and sharing in Australian social science - culture and practices
Steven McEachern, Janet McDougall
Institutional services for managing, publishing and disseminating research data
Maude Frances
The potential and pitfalls of developing an interactive research database
Catriona Mirrlees-Black

Data linkage: Methodological issues

Integrated Data Infrastructure - data for evidence-based policy evaluation and research
Guido Stark
Adjusting for linkage bias in the New Zealand Longitudinal Census cohorts
Barry Milne

Studying Complex and Changing Populations and Cohorts (Part 1)

Investigating cohort effects in longitudinal studies
Sally Galbraith
Researching Indigenous Issues: getting to the core.
Kerrie E Doyle

Using official data sources for model building

Merging Data From Multiple Official, Other Government, and Non-government Sources into a Microsimulation
Michelle Gosse
The Australian Public Service Employee Census: A resource for workforce research
Alastair Warren
Rebalancing care for older people: Simulating policy options using official data
Roy Lay-Yee, Janet Pearson, Peter Davis
Environmental Migration in the Murray-Darling Basin during the Millennium Drought Period PDF
Erick Hansnata

Applications in Social Networks Methodology

Developing Trust and Conveying Authority in the Social Media Relationship
Grish Purswani
A Social Network Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey Data PDF
Azadeh Hemmati, Kon Shing Kenneth Chung

Big Data - What can we learn and do? (Part 1)

Big Data: What can we learn and do?
Ramon Wenzel
‘Big Social Data’ in Context: Connecting Social Media Data and Other Sources
Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield
Simulating educational homogamy: Empirical possibilities with Australian data
Lyndon Walker

De-Mystifying Multi-Methodology in Complex Designs

An application of a photo-based mixed-methodology to explore domestic demand for Indigenous tourism in Australia XML
Trinidad Espinosa-Abascal, Martin Fluker, Min Jiang
Beyond Likert-Scale Survey Analysis: Using Open-Comments in Surveys to Depict Survey Users’ Context through Interpretation
Pamela J Theroux, Megan Tones
Policy as seen through People—the Consumers in Healthcare Structures, Systems, Schemes: Multi-Methods or Annoying Practice?
Pamela J Theroux
Incorporating Mixed Methods Research Design into the Index for Inclusion Framework
Megan Jane Tones

In-depth Qualitative Techniques

Approaches Towards Mixed-Method Measurement of Practice-Based-Research Outcomes – ‘Flows and Catchments’ as a Longitudinal Case Study.
Brad Warren, Patrick West, Jondi Keane
Utilising photovoice and poetic analysis in aged care: Lessons from the field
Evonne Miller, Geraldine Donoghue
Self defining stories as methodology XML
Mary Jane Ditton

Interviews, interviewing and mode effects

Can expert interviews replace direct research methods when investigating motivations and barriers to pro-environmental behaviour?
Fiona McCartney, Jeanette Durante
Interviewer training and evaluation in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Catherine Lee Smith
lessons learnt from a failure of photo-elicitation interview method in a Chinese case study XML
Yingying Li, Cynthia Wang

Innovations in Automated Data Collection (Part 1)

Using Paradata for Interviewer Data Quality Monitoring
Nicole G Kirgis
Quality Monitoring Strategy of 2013 China Mental Health Survey
Gina Cheung, Yan Sun
Using paradata to monitor interviewer’s behavior: A case study from a national survey in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Yu-chieh (Jay) Lin, Jennifer Kelley, Zeina Mneimneh, Beth-Ellen Pennell
Using Paradata to Investigate An Unexpected Production Outcome and Associated Interviewer Behaviors
Shonda Renee Kruger Ndiaye

Measuring the impact of policy change: evidence-based approaches to reducing crime

Measuring reoffending following sentencing: How different methodologies affect results and their implications for criminal justice policy-makers
Karen Gelb
Longitudinal modelling of drug use within a drug court context
Craig Jones

Social network analysis: Applied studies and substantive topics

Application of social network methods to assess collaboration in a National Research Partnership to improve the quality of Indigenous primary health care
Frances Clare Cunningham, Veronica Matthews, Anna Sheahan, Ross Bailie
Multilevel network analysis using ERGMs and ALAAMs
Peng Wang, Garry Robins, Philippa Pattison, Emmanuel Lazega
Determining brokerage and closure processes from time-ordered interactions
Lucia Falzon, John M Dunn
Network governance, multilevel networks and social ecological systems
Garry Robins

Social Research Using Digital Trace Data

A mask tells us more than a face: Self-disclosure and network formation in an online community
Kyosuke Tanaka
Supervised machine learning for automated coding of websites: an exploratory pilot study of government hyperlink networks
Timothy Graham, Robert Ackland, Paul Henman
Adaptive sampling from large-scale government hyperlink networks
Robert Ackland, Paul Henman, Timothy Graham
Identifying Communities within Hyperlink Networks: An approach to mapping and analysing government on the web
Paul Henman, Tim Graham, Rob Ackland

Statistical modelling for social network analysis: The state of play.

Gender homophily in Facebook personal networks of older adults
Mahin Raissi, Robert Ackland
Analysis of clickstream data using the relational event framework
Duy Vu, Philippa Pattison, Garry Robins
Relational Event Models for Social Learning in MOOCs
Philippa Pattison, Duy Vu, Garry Robins
Balance theory revisited: Is structural balance always necessary?
Yu Zhao, Garry Robins

Strategies for integrating analyses in mixed methods research

Developing culturally relevant indicators of Wellbeing - an Indigenous perspective
Mandy Yap
Complementary methods: a study on the influence of cultural background over meaning of authenticity using mixed methods
Ramon Menendez Domingo
Development and Initial Testing of Measures of Acceptability of Intoxication using a Mixed Methods Approach PDF
Nina Van Dyke, Julaine Allan
Studying young people's political agency: The promise and pitfalls of mixed method research Untitled
Sylvia Nissen

Structural Equation Modelling in Social Sciences

Evaluating the effect of democracy to social policy effectiveness XML
Fadillah Putra
Application of a hidden Markov model to assess the transitions of smoking and quitting
Jeong Kyu Lee, Christopher Magee, Laura Robinson
Organisational stress: Using the Occupational Stress Inventory-Revised as a measure of organisation role stressors, personal strain and personal coping strategies
Richard Edward Hicks, Mark Bahr
Using Structural Equation Modelling to Determine Predictors for Public Acceptance of Genetically Modified Food: Limitations and Strategies
Latifah Amin

Assessing the Impact of the Social Sciences

Valuing the social sciences. An agenda for hard times.
Peter Davis
From theory to practice: a new understanding and doing of social science
Sean McNelis
The Public’s Experience of Law: Large-Scale Surveys of Civil Legal Problems and their Impact on Access to Justice Policy
Pascoe Pleasence, Nigel Balmer

Evaluating for Public Policy

Immigrants’ integration, cultural identities, second language pedagogies, and the new information and communication technologies
Lucy Resnyansky
Reconsidering Randomised Controlled Trials as the ‘Gold Standard’: A methodological journey through the design of a psychotherapy research project
Celia Conolly
Social Sciences Research Supporting Food Regulation in Australia New Zealand
Michelle Gosse

Measurement and Other Errors (with a focus on TSE) (Part 1)

Introducing the Total Survey Error (TSE) framework PDF
Darren Walter Pennay
Using on-line survey technology to investigate differences between researchers' and respondents' attribution of meaning to their reported experiences of interpersonal misconduct.
Ruth Beach

Methodological Issues in Cross National or Comparative Research

Surveys of Legal Need Worldwide (and When Small Methodological Changes Can Result in Big Differences)
Nigel J Balmer, Pascoe Pleasence
“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” ― George Eliot, Middlemarch XML
Michelle Anne Elmitt, Temesgen Beyene
The Gender Wage Gap in Bangladesh: An application of Olsen and Walby simulation method XML
Nafisa Anjum, Anne Daly

Positive organisational scholarship: A space for methodological creativity

A POSH way to enhance health service management: Inquiry and engagement intertwined XML
Ann Dadich, Liz Fulop, Anne Smyth, Mary Ditton
Interprofessional practice in healthcare – A POSH approach XML
Ann Dadich, Rebecca E Olson
Utilizing Photovoice Methodology to Examine Mental Health Medication Use DOCX
Gina Aalgaard Kelly

Quality in qualitative research

‘Quality in Qualitative Research – what do we know? What do we need to know?’
Karen Kellard
Qualitative data collection in conflict zones: is ‘Trustworthiness’ the first casualty?
Gillian Kerr-Sheppard

Social network research: Research designs and methods

Online recruitment: Poisoned chalice or light at the end of the recruitment tunnel?
Carmel M Taddeo, Daly L Daly, Barbara A Spears
Partial Sociometric Research Designs: Do we always need complete whole network data?
Malcolm Alexander
Causality in social network research
Garry Robins

Studying Hard to Locate Populations

International backpackers: no fixed address but not out of reach
Elsa Underhill
Conducting sensitive research in volatile online environments: the Silk Road story
Monica Jane Barratt, Alexia Maddox, Simon Lenton, Matthew Allen
Investigating the Open Source Community
Lara Michele Thynne

Studying Organisations: Surveys and Other Methods

Analysis of free text response data in large surveys: a comparison between manual and automated analyses
Gillian Little, Arwen Mow-Lowry, Tony Cotton, Fiona Buick, Blackman Deborah
Use of photo-elicitation to gain insights into the nature of self-managed teams in the academic world XML
Josephine Pryce, Taha Chaiechi, Sue Ciccotosto, Heron Loban

Theoretical, Conceptual and Other Issues

The various types and uses of Conceptual Frameworks in research
Craig McDonald, John Rayner
Reporting logistic regression analysis – should we focus on probabilities instead of odds ratios?
Curt Hagquist
Conceptualising Employability and Transferable Skills in Australia and the European Union
Denise Elizabeth Faifua

Studying Complex and Changing Populations and Cohorts (Part 2)

Methodological innovations for a complex population
Diana Smart, Saul Flaxman, Kylie Brosnan, John De Maio, Michelle Silbert
The emergence of open social systems: research methods for global online communities.
Alexia Maddox
Tracking developmental change: Developing age-sensitive content and methodological solutions in Growing Up in Australia, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Jennifer Ann Renda, Karena Jessup

Informing Policy Research using the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset

Creating and Analysing the ACLD: Overcoming errors in the linked dataset
Phillip Gould
Ethnic mobility or statistical ethnic mobility? The implications of changing Indigenous status for data linking and population projections
Nicholas Biddle, Paul Campbell

Big Data - What can we learn and do? (Part 2)

Methodology for Sociolinguistic Social Network Analysis of Facebook
David Glance, Wei Liu, Shenlong Gu
Supply Chain Data Scientists and Performance of Data-Driven Global Agrifood Supply Chains
Pervaiz Akhtar, Zaheer Khan
Silver Bullets Or Selling The Family Silver? Governance and Methodologies In Commercializing Health Big Data
Bruce Baer Arnold
Data in context: social scientific studies of natural disaster and the analysis of social media Untitled
Lucy Resnyansky

Innovations in Automated Data Collection (Part 2)

Using Multiple Modes of Collection -- Systems, Management, and Paradata
Patricia Maher, Gina Cheung
Using photo elicitation to understand customer experiences – Some lessons learned XML
Wei LIU, Beverley Sparks, Alexandra Coghlan
Automated logic design for questionnaires
Samuel Spencer
Using new technologies in international social research
Gina Cheung, Beth-Ellen Pennell

Measurement and Other Errors (with a focus on TSE) (Part 2)

Mitigating errors of representation: a practical case study of the University Experience Survey XML
Sonia Whiteley
Poststratification and optimal weighting strategies for dual frame telephone surveys in Australia
Shane Dinsdale
As you Likert – cross-mode equivalence of administering lengthy self-report instruments via text message Untitled
Erin Ingrid Walsh

Q and A Session: Dual-Mode Design Considerations for Web Surveys

Dual-Mode Design Considerations for Web Surveys
Curtiss Cobb

ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference

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